Airbus is completing assembly of the first A350 static test airframe in Toulouse following delivery of the 65.5-ft.-long composite aft fuselage section from Hamburg. The section is being joined to the forward and center fuselage sections, which were combined in April. The aft fuselage unit was structurally completed in March with the integration of the rear fuselage barrel with the aft fuselage panels Assembly of the first flying A350, MSN1, is set to start “during summer” says Airbus.


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