First A340-500 now in final assembly.
The first centre-section was ferried by Beluga from
St-Nazaire to the Toulouse final assembly line on
may 26. Wings to fuselage mating a few days later.
It will fly early 2002 commencing 6 months flight test
programme ahead of certification and first deliveries
in autumn 2002.
Testbed is c/n 394.
c/n 445 is for Air Canada.
c/n 457/471/485 are for Emirates.