Japan Airlines very first Airbus A350 aircraft,
an A350-900, is taking shape on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in
The wing-fuselage junction and the installation
of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have already been
completed, and now the aircraft will move to the next assembly
station for final structural completion and ground testing of
mechanical, electrical and avionics systems.
JAL placed an order for 31 A350 XWBs (18
A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s) in 2013. It was JALís first ever
order for Airbus aircraft.
The carrierís first A350-900 is
scheduled for delivery in the middle of this year.
JALís A350 fleet
will enter service on major domestic routes starting with its Haneda-Fukuoka
route from September and later fly on international routes,
replacing older widebody aircraft.