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Airbus Airbus begins center fuselage assembly of A350 XWB. Airbus has begun the final assembly of the first A350 XWB at its new final assembly line in Toulouse after delivery of the center fuselage Wednesday from St. Nazaire, France. Airbus will begin joining the 19.7-meter long center fuselage with the 21-meter long front fuselage. According to Airbus, this first A350 XWB airframe will be used for the static structural tests that all new aircraft undergo as part of their certification process. The assembly of the first flying A350 XWB, MSN1, will start during summer. The front fuselage was previously delivered from St. Nazaire to the A350 XWB final assembly line on the Dec. 23, 2011. Delivery and installation of the aft fuselage from Hamburg, Germany will take place in the coming weeks, followed by the wings delivered from AirbusO wing assembly site in Broughton, UK, Airbus said in a statement. Apr 6, 2012

Diamond Aircraft Diamond Aircraft completes test flight of DA52. Diamond Aircraft has performed the first test flight of its DA52 twin. "This is the best prototype aircraft I have ever made a maiden flight with, and the performance exceeded all my expectations," said Diamond CEO Christian Dries. Diamond plans to display the DA52 this month at the Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Apr 4, 2012 AirGuideBusiness ISSN 1939-666X

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