The schedule for entry into service of Airbus’s A350 “is tight, but remains feasible,” says Didier Evrard, head of the A350 program. Airbus today completed joining of fuselage sections of the static test fuselage of airframe MSN 5000 at the final assembly line and moved it to the next station for further assembly work. “Everybody in the final assembly was pleased with how it came together,” Evrard says, with no gaps between sections. Once the wing is mated, much of the structural ...


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