Premium Aerotec, the largest aerostructures supplier for the A350, last week began construction of a 25,000-sq.-m. hangar in Augsburg that will serve as the manufacturing plant for the new aircraft's fiber composite components, especially the large side shells of the rear fuselage section. The facility's shell is expected to be completed in November, with production set to begin in the 2010 first quarter, according to Airbus parent EADS.

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