Airbus begins assembly of A350 XWB horizontal tailplane

The 17m horizontal tailplane for the A350 XWB will be assembled in Getafe, Spain, and then delivered to Toulouse, France, for final assembly

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Airbus (Toulouse, France) reported on Oct. 24 that it has started assembly of the first A350 XWB’s horizontal tailplane (HTP) in Getafe, Spain. Joining of the two lateral boxes will produce the 17m/56-ft span primary structure of the HTP.

Structural assembly will continue over the coming weeks, followed by installation of the unit’s electric and hydraulic systems. Once the assembly and equipping work is finished, the HTP will be flown by Airbus’ Beluga transport aircraft to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France.