Airbus A350 XWB wing upper cover delivered for assembly

The cover, made at Airbus’ Stade, Germany, facility, was delivered to its Broughton, U.K., plant for wing assembly.

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Airbus (Toulouse, France) reported on Sept. 9 that the first flyable A350 XWB wing upper cover manufactured at Airbus’ Stade, Germany, site was loaded on to a Beluga to be transported to Airbus’ wing assembly site in Broughton, U.K. The A350 XWB lower wing cover, made in Illescas, Spain, will arrive in Broughton in the coming days. The A350 XWB wing covers measure 32m/105 ft long by 6m/19.7 ft wide, making them what is said to be the largest ever single civil aviation parts made from carbon fiber composites.