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First Structural Component For A350 Manufactured  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4679 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Until it achieves first flight, the A350 still has a LONG way to go, but the first parts are taking shape:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...structural-component-for-a350.html


A342


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User currently offlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Good to see. All going to plan (the prospects for which, of course, one can be justifiably skeptical about), roll-out should be only about 2 years away.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30393 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2399 times:
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Nice to see it coming along.

User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9938 posts, RR: 96
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
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Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
Until it achieves first flight, the A350 still has a LONG way to go, but the first parts are taking shape:

Thanks for the link, A342.
From memory now is pretty much when production is supposed to start.
Fingers crossed.

I note in his blog that Jon has a tag for A350 "MSN001", which sort of makes it feel even more real....
Our first A350  Smile

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...350-900-fabrication-gets-unde.html

Rgds


User currently offlinePanais From Cyprus, joined May 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Airbus is starting with the centre wing-box. Is this how traditionally manufacturers start or is this a point they are trying to make that they have learned the lessons from the 787 and their design is more sound?

User currently offlineAirbusA370 From Germany, joined Dec 2008, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1994 times:



Quoting Panais (Reply 4):
Airbus is starting with the centre wing-box. Is this how traditionally manufacturers start or is this a point they are trying to make that they have learned the lessons from the 787 and their design is more sound?

I don't know if it was planned from the beginning, but it is good engineer practice to start with the most complicated part. This way you have more time if problems surface.


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9938 posts, RR: 96
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
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Quoting Panais (Reply 4):
Airbus is starting with the centre wing-box. Is this how traditionally manufacturers start or is this a point they are trying to make that they have learned the lessons from the 787 and their design is more sound?

From memory, it was the first major structural component to be made for the A380, and the A380's was HUGE and also CFRP...  Smile

Airbus should already know how to do this bit....  Wink

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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1878 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 3):
I note in his blog that Jon has a tag for A350 "MSN001", which sort of makes it feel even more real....

Suddenly, it becomes a real plane, waiting to be put together, rather than just a conceptual model.

On the other hand, as we've come to experience over the past 2 and a half years, putting a plane together correctly can turn out to be quite a stressful thing to do...  Smile


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