A330-800 production well underway

 A330neo production gears up at Airbus facilities
 

 As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe. 
 
These parts include the new increased-span wing now being equipped in Bremen (Germany) and its new composite Sharklets from KAL-ASD*, the fuselage sections in Hamburg (Germany), the new titanium pylons in Toulouse (France) and the center wing box in Nantes (France).
 
Production of A330-800 will continue towards start of final assembly by the end of 2017 gearing up to first flight in 2018.
Wole Shadare

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