Tag: assembly line

All Nippon Airways First A380 Final Assembly to Begin Next Month

Reading Time: 1 minute A special convoy of six vehicles has arrived at the Airbus Toulouse final assembly line, carrying six sub-assemblies for the Airbus A380 – the nose, central and aft fuselage sections, the tailplane, and the two wings. The plane is the first of three which have been on order from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and final […]

First BelugaXL Transporter Rolls off Assembly Line

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. […]

Airbus Begins Production of First U.S.-Built A320 in Mobile

Reading Time: 1 minute The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has received the major component assemblies for the first A320 that will be produced in the U.S. The 27 aircraft delivered from the facility thus far have been A321s. This marks another important milestone for the manufacturing facility, which began production in July 2015 and is equipped […]

MC-21 Rolls Off Assembly Room Floor

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first flying prototype of the Ikrut MC-21, a Russian twin-engine short-mid-range jet airliner with a capacity of 150-211 passengers, has left the assembly room floor, Russian media reports, citing sources in the aviation industry. Speaking to the RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday, an official from Irkut Corporation confirmed that “the first flying model […]

Airbus Helicopter’s Open Letter to the Polish Prime Minister

Reading Time: 5 minutes In light of recent statements regarding the status of the multirole helicopter tender in Poland, Airbus Helicopters feels the need to refute a number of misleading allegations reported in the media. It is our belief that Polish citizens and the Polish armed forces deserve full transparency on the tender process in which Airbus Helicopters and […]

First Airbus Helicopters Final Assembly Line in China to Be Set Up in Cooperation With Sino-German Ecopark

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the establishment of a final assembly line (FAL) of Airbus Helicopters’ H135 in China was signed today by Yao Yixian, the Sino-German Ecopark Deputy General Manager and Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland CEO in Hefei, Anhui Province. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed […]