A350 XWB. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Airbus said it began A350 XWB production in Germany with the launch of upper wing shell fabrication at its Stade plant, and reiterated that first delivery to Qatar Airways is on track for 2013. President and CEO Tom Enders said Tuesday in Stade that the aircraft will be the "most economical and environment-friendly" in its class through the use of "advanced materials" such as "upper wing shells made from carbon ...

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