10 October 2014

A350 production ramp up challenge: 12 aircraft in the final assembly line.

With European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification now in place for the A350-900, Airbus is shifting gears to steep production ramp-up.
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The next challenge, ramp up of production, is nearing. Airbus plans by year-end to reach a build rate of 3/month from the current 2, and by the end of 2015, it aims to produce 5 A350s per month. Output is to be expanded to 10 aircraft per month by 2018. 
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Based on the article "The Way Forward" published in Aviation Week.

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