Photos: Airbus Moves First A350 Airframe To Static Test Hall

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Airbus has moved the A350-900 static test airframe from the final assembly hall across the airport to the L34 static test hall. The airframe will be put into a rig ahead of about one year of static testing. The campaign includes ultimate load tests and margin research.

The static test airframe is the first A350 to have undergone final assembly. Currently one other airframe, MSN001 is in the final assembly jigs in the Roger Beteille hall. MSN001 will be the first A350 to fly. Airbus says first flight will take place next summer.


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