Spirit AeroSystems said it shipped the Airbus A350's first production composite center fuselage panels from its Kinston, N.C., plant to Saint-Nazaire, France, where final upper shell assembly is planned. "Section 15 of the fuselage consists of the center composite upper and forward lower shells manufactured by Spirit," the aircraft components manufacturer stated. "With help from [Airbus], we have successfully integrated with Airbus methods, tools, processes and ...

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