Airbus Begins A350 Plant Construction

February 2009
Assembly;Feb2009, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p21
The article reports on the move of aircraft manufacturer Airbus to start the construction of a facility in Toulouse, France for the assembly of its A350 XWB commercial jet. The facility will be used to join the fuselage sections and wings on each A350 XWB and will employ about 1,000 people. The facility is being considered as the most ecologically-efficient (eco-efficient) assembly plant of Airbus. The A350 XWB is competing with the 787 Dreamliner of Boeing.


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