Airbus A350 XWB first fuselage barrel. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Airbus announced Tuesday it has started making the first carbon fiber barrel for the A350 XWB fuselage at the company’s production plant in Illescas, Spain. The carbon fiber placement process used for producing the 5.5 meter-long, 56-sq. m. fuselage barrel, known as Section 19, will be completed in the coming weeks, Airbus noted. Most of the A350 XWB fuselage is made from long carbon fiber panels, which Airbus ...

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