Watch the highlights of the inauguration here above or click here for the uncut version


Airbus is shaping the future of airline efficiency with the new A350 XWB, and it has unveiled the shape of things to come by officially inaugurating the operational final assembly line for this next-generation jetliner.

Presided by President & CEO Fabrice Brégier – and in the presence of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, along with customers, suppliers, Airbus employees and other invitees – the inauguration event has highlighted this world-leading eco-efficient facility.  

The A350 XWB Final Assembly Line already is well advanced in its initial build-up activity, with the first flightworthy aircraft and the programme’s ground test airframe now being fabricated.