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Airbus completes A350 XWB all CFRP fuselage demonstrator test barrel

Image copyright Airbus, photographer C. Brinkmann This second-generation of CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) fuselage demonstrator was designed to be very close to the final design of the A350 XWB fuselage as it will be used for certification of design principles and sizing methods. The barrel demonstrator measures 18 metres in length and more than six metres in diameter. Its …

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