MIAMI — Finnair’s first A350-900 XWB is quickly taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.

Finnair will become the first European carrier and third carrier in the world to fly the A350 XWB. Currently, the airline is scheduled to take delivery of the aircraft in autumn 2015. Currently, Finnair has a total of 19 A350 XWB on order. The aircraft will be deployed on Finnair’s long-haul routes to Asia and America.

(Credits: Airbus S.A.S)
(Credits: Airbus S.A.S)

Its first A350 XWB is currently now in the fuselage section joining phase. After completion, the aircraft will move to wing junction, have its cabin installed, and have its first power-on at the next station. After, the aircraft will undergo system tests, cabin completion, painting, and have its engines installed. Once completed, the aircraft will undergo a series of flight tests and be delivered.

On Monday, Airbus delivers the first A350 XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways in Toulouse. Airways will be attending the delivery and will have a full report.