Air Transport World

Airbus switches to composite frame on A350.(FINANCIAL RESULTS, NEW DEALS, AND REPORTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE)(Brief article)

In a major about-face, Airbus dropped the aluminum frame for a composite frame on the A350 XWB. An Airbus spokes-person said that the decision was taken for "simplification of maintenance." The company expects to complete design refinement by year end with first delivery in late 2013. …

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