Premium AEROTEC begins A350-1000 rear fuselage production
Premium AEROTEC’s Augsburg, Germany, facility has begun carbon fiber and tape placement in the manufacture of the rear fuselage shell for the forthcoming A350-1000 XWB twin-aisle jet.
Aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC (Augsburg, Germany) reports that it has begun production for the Airbus A350-1000 XWB, the largest A350 XWB version. At its Augsburg plant, the company is laying the first carbon fiber layers for the rear fuselage shell. In October 2014, Premium AEROTEC launched production for its first A350-1000 work package at its plant in Nordenham, Germany.
The rear fuselage shell is being manufactured with an MTorres fiber and tape placement machine. The entire rear fuselage section of the aircraft will later be assembled at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany, merging the contributions from Augsburg – both side shells, the rear pressure bulkhead and the floor grid – and other fuselage components.