NEWS A350-1000 to enter final assembly next month

Airbus is expecting the first A350-1000 to enter the final assembly line in February, with first flight set to take place by the end of this year. The aircraft is at the pre-final assembly stage and chief operating officer Tom Williams says its development is progressing relatively smoothly. “It’s coming together really well, probably better than the -900,” he told Flightglobal during a briefing in Paris on 12 January.