5 March 2013

First A350 XWB with wings complete for outdoor testing

Airbus’ first A350 XWB (MSN001), now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing in Toulouse (France). The aircraft has recently completed successfully a series of indoor ground tests including stability tests on movable elements. The next steps will include fuel tanks testing, pressure testing of the fuselage and radio equipment testing. The entire fuselage of the Airbus A350 is held together by thousands of clips made ​​of thermoplastic composites from TenCate.

Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)