The first metal cuts have been made for the forthcoming Airbus Beluga XL’s super-freighter’s rear fuselage. The development paves “the way for the final assembly to begin in early 2017,” Airbus said. The metal frames are being produced by Spanish components manufacturer Aernnova at its plant in Tarragona, Spain. According to Aernnova, the first metal cut frames of the fuselage “are the first of the total 2000 different parts included in the three work ...

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