Toulouse Aviation Factory
Toulouse Aviation Factory

Toulouse Aviation Factory



French Airbus aircraft manufacturing holding company opened a new plant for the manufacture of aircraft type A350 (wide-bodied long-haul aircraft, which Airbus is developing a response to a competitor - Boeing 787777,);


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The ceremony of putting into operation a production complex in Toulouse with an area of ​​78 thousand square meters was held in the presence of Jean-Marc Hérault, the country's Prime Minister and other high-ranking officials.

Along with aluminum design A350 widely used composite lighter materials, which makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption. In view of the increasing fuel prices, "efficiency" has become one of the main factors that influenced the choice of the type of liner carriers.

Airbus and Boeing expect the market to require more than XNUMX long-haul wide-body aircraft in the next twenty years. The development of the aviation industry brings the emergence of new directions bypassing overloaded aviation hubs. In general, experts estimate this market at several hundred billion dollars, the struggle for which the public will still observe between the models Airbus-380 и Boeing 747.


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Despite the fact that modern composite materials have a number of advantages compared with aluminum (they are not just easier, but still stronger), they are much more expensive to manufacture. Analysts say that given this fact, nor Boeing 787, or A380 It will not be profitable in the near future ..

Airbus was founded in 1970 and is currently the clearest example of European integration and partnership. About 56 thousand employees from 16 countries work in the company. The company produces an average of thirty-six aircraft monthly. In addition to this plant, the final assembly of aircraft is also carried out at factories in Hamburg (Germany,) Seville (Spain), and Tianjin (China).

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Lineup of Airbus started with A300 twin-engine aircraft. Then, Airbus started developing the project A320 with fly-by-wire. The A320 was a huge commercial success for the company with its modern control system. Inspired by the success of the A320, Airbus also decided to develop a family of large airliners. So created A330 twin-engine and A340 chetyrёhdvigatelny.

One of the main features of the new aircraft is a modern wing design, it has a relatively large thickness, which makes more of its internal volume for fuel efficiency and constructive. A340-500 Airbus has a flight range 16 700 thousand kilometers, thus ranking second in range of flight among commercial jet aircraft, after Boeing 777-200LR (range 17,446 kilometers). Airbus in 2007 he sold the first production copy of his new, having no analogues in the world, airliner A380 for Singapore Airlines airline.


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