A350 XWB to use A330/A340 ground test stations

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Airbus has devised its A350 production plan to enable output levels of up to 10 aircraft a month, with the final assembly line capable of ultimately delivering up to 13 a month. Continue reading…

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One Response to A350 XWB to use A330/A340 ground test stations

  1. uwe 15 February, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    These two articles posted on the frontpage previously
    both speak of “fuselage shells” and not “sections”.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/02/13/322311/airbus-and-partners-gear-up-for-a350-production.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/02/13/322313/airbus-targets-monthly-build-rate-of-10-13-a350s.html

    Would this imply that Airbus will try to do large
    amounts of installation work on essentially “cabrio”
    sections that get “roofed” late in the manufacturing
    process?

    uwe

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