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Photos: First wing for Airbus A350 XWB arrives at Toulouse assembly line

The first wing for the Airbus A350 XWB has arrived at the European airframer’s final assembly line in Toulouse, France.

The A350 XWB wings are about 32 metres long and six metres wide, making them the biggest single civil aviation part made from carbon-fibre composite material. This wing, will not fly, but will be assembled on the A350 XWB airframe, which will be used for the ground static structural tests that all new aircraft undergo as part of their certification process.

All Airbus wings, including this one, are manufactured at the consortium’s site in Broughton, United Kingdom.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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