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GE Aviation, Hamble has achieved a major program milestone with the delivery of its initial production wing fixed trailing edge components for the first A350 XWB to fly - 'MSN001.' The first A350 XWB-MSN001 is now structurally complete and is currently undergoing ground testing in Toulouse.
Sandy Bodet, aged 21, has been training as an apprentice for more than two years at the Airbus plant in Saint-Nazaire. She works on the structural assembly of the nose cone of Airbus’ emblematic aircraft, the A380, as a structure fitter.
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets at the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. Lufthansa is becoming the first carrier in Europe to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The airline will receive 21 more A320 Family aircraft equipped with Sharklets until 2015.
The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing, from Roger Béteille A350 XWB FAL “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. The aircraft is structurally complete and shows the installed winglets, belly fairing panels, main landing gear doors.
Rockwell Collins announced today that it has been selected by Airbus to provide the rudder/brake pedal assembly for the A350 XWB family of aircraft.