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PICTURE: First Air Mauritius A350 in final assembly

Air Mauritius is set to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in the fourth quarter of this year, as the jet undergoes final assembly in Toulouse.

Airbus has detailed progress on the aircraft which has been fitted with wing-tips painted in the carrier's signature red scheme.

Wings and fuselage have been mated, and the tail cone and empennage fitted, the airframer adds.

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Subsequently it will transfer to the mechanical and electrical testing stage, before undergoing cabin completion and installation of its Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

Air Mauritius is taking four A350s from the manufacturer and another pair from lessor AerCap. It will use the type on services including its Paris route.

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