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A350 XWB Composite Lay-Up Completed in Nantes

  • Thursday, 10th December 2009
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Airbus report that the first composite lay-up for the A350 XWB has been manufactured in Nantes, France.

The panel, made for the centre wing-box (CWB), is made entirely of carbon and has a surface area of 36 square meters, which is believed to be the largest “”monobloc”” composite panel ever manufactured in Nantes.

Once assembled, the CWB will be delivered to Airbus Saint-Nazaire for integration.

“”This key milestone for the A350 XWB programme has been made possible through Airbus’ methodical and evolutionary approach to incorporating composites in its aircraft, and the consequent experience gained over many years,”” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer.

Didier Evrard, Head of the A350 XWB programme added: “”The A350 XWB is becoming real, and further builds on our expertise in key areas such as: materials technology; predictive stress analysis and design; composite manufacturing; and composite engineering and assembly, including manufacturing processes and tool technology concepts.””


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