Wing join-up started for first Airbus A350 XWB

With two fully equipped wings delivered to the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France, Airbus has begun wing join-up of the composites-intensive aircraft.

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Airbus (Toulouse, France) reported on Nov. 5 that shortly after the arrival of the second fully equipped wing for the A350 XWB MSN001 aircraft, the wing join-up started in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. The wings will be attached to the fuselage and other finishing activities such as the spoilers will also be installed.

MSN001's 32m/105-ft long and 6m/19.7 ft wide wings went through wing integration in the Broughton North Factory (U.K.) before arriving in Bremen, Germany, for equipping prior to being delivered to the FAL in Toulouse.