Premium Aerotec cuts first A350XWB floorbeam metal

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EADS' German aerostructure subsidiary Premium Aerotec has begun manufacturing the metal floor beams for the Airbus A350XWB today.

The first part of the aluminium-lithium component was cut in a newly-equipped facility at the company's Augsburg plant.

"We are well on track with our A350 production, and will deliver to our largest customer, Airbus, on time and on quality," says Dieter Meiners, chief operating officer and head of operations.