Vietnam Airlines's first A350 XWB on the move in the assembly line (Image © A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus S.A.S.)

A very nice sight

Vietnam Airlines's first A350 XWB on the move in the assembly line (Image © A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus S.A.S.)
Vietnam Airlines’s first A350 XWB on the move in the assembly line (Image © A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus S.A.S.)

It is always fun when the first new aircraft for an airliner is moving around. And so there she is: Vietnam Airlines’s first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines, to be leased from AerCap, has just made it to Station 30 at the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. The milestone marks the completion of some of the major airframe assembly as well as the successful first electrical power-on. In Station 30, the aircraft will now undergo ground tests, while the cabin installation initiated in the previous station (Station 40) will be continued. We cannot wait to see it at the “main station”: at a gate of Tan Son Nhat or Noi Bai.

© 2014 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger, based on source information provided by Airbus

Vietnam Airlines's first A350 XWB on the move in the assembly line (Image © A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus S.A.S.)
Vietnam Airlines’s first A350 XWB on the move in the assembly line (Image © A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus S.A.S.)