Airbus has started final assembly of the first A350-1000 on schedule at the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. This A350-1000, one of three flight test aircraft to be built, will operate its maiden flight before the end of 2016. According to Airbus, A350-1000 deliveries will start in mid-2017. To ensure the smooth integration of the A350-1000 into the FAL while A350-900 production is ramping-up, Airbus said it has added three additional final assembly stations. For maximum ...

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