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Don’t even think about making a trip to Toulouse without visiting the Final Assembly Line (FAL) of the home of aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
During a media tour to the southern French city last week, Airbus, the world’s largest producer of civil jetliners, took us on a behind-the-scenes excursion to see how its state-of-the-art Airbus A350 XWB comes together before it arrives at the boarding gate. The A350 XWB is a mid-size long-range commercial aircraft that Airbus bills as the most technologically advanced, modern and efficient commercial airliner in the world. It features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon-fiber fuselage and wings, and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The A350 XWB has A350-900 and A350-1000 variants – the latter is the newest member of the Airbus family and is yet to fly. Toulouse is best known for FAL because the Airbus aircraft family – the A320, A330, A350, and A380 – are assembled here, a guide from Airbus A350 FAL told us. Asia Nation