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Airbus reported the first flyable A350 XWB wing upper cover manufactured at Airbus’ Stade site was loaded on to the Beluga today to be transported to Airbus’ Wing Assembly site in Broughton (UK). The A350 XWB lower wing cover made in Illescas (Spain) will arrive in Broughton in the coming days.  The A350 XWB wing covers measure 32 meters long by six meters wide, making them the biggest single civil aviation parts made from carbon fiber ever.  The A350 program continues to make progress.  Given the nature of new airplane programs, and their complexity, every sign of progress is to be cheered. Airbus can be proud of this ground breaking carbon fiber part.

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