Airbus has formally revealed the definitive design of the A350 XWB at a ground-breaking ceremony today for the new twin-jet's production plant in Toulouse.

Two large scale models of the revised design show the twin-jet's latest shape, the most significant of which is the new-look nose.

“The detailed definition freeze was completed in December so now we can communicate on the actual aircraft architecture,” says Francois Caudron, vice president A350 customer and business development.

A350 XWB definitive

A350 XWB definitive

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Airbus A350XWB final assembly line

Source: Flight International