Photo: A350 XWB vertical tail plane in Airbus livery

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Airbus has released this photo of the first flyable A350 XWB's (MSN1) 10 metre tall vertical tail plane in Airbus livery. This is the first A350 component to be painted in the blue and white Airbus livery.

In this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology, Guy Norris takes a look at the GKN Aerospace facility near Bristol where the A350 wing sub-assembly is ramping up. Read it here.


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