“Recognizable” parts of the first Airbus A350-900 are arriving at integration sites in Europe, where preparations are on schedule for the start of final assembly in Toulouse by year-end, says Airbus Americas President and CEO Barry Eccleston. “The program is on track for first flight next year, and to enter service at the end of 2013,” says Eccleston, who says the initial sales of 567 A350XWB-family aircraft are “just the beginning.” Overall, Airbus forecasts a potential market for up to ...


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