Airbus has joined the forward and aft fuselage sections of its first A320neo, which is scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2015. The forward fuselage section, manufactured in St. Nazaire in France, and the aft section, produced in Hamburg, Germany, have been joined at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse. Airbus said this puts it on track for the first A320neo flight in the fourth quarter of 2014. “Once this phase is completed, the next stage is the wing to ...

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