Airbus To Cut A350XWB Assembly Time By One-Third

Airbus will cut the assembly time for the A350XWB by almost one-third, compared with the current A330, through a fairly simple resequencing of the build process, says Philippe Launay, the program’s industrial chief. “By starting from fuselage join-up, instead of wing-to-fuselage join-up, we can...

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