MSN1’s vertical tail plane was the first A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery Airbus has inaugurated a new 74,000 square meter A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, which will employ 1,500 staff. The new FAL will produce up to 10 aircraft a month from 2018. Two initial A350 XWBs—the static test and the first flyable aircraft, MSN1—are already on the line at different stages of final assembly. The static aircraft, which will be used for ...

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