Sat, 05 Apr 2014
at Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport,
Finkenwerder Airport (XFW) is part of Airbus' Hamburg headquarters in Germany and its major commercial aircraft manufacturing plant (the third largest in the world after Seattle/Everett (USA) and Toulouse (France). Here some 15,000 people are employed. Airbus Hamburg plays a decisive role in the development and engineering of all Airbus aircraft. It is responsible for the final assembly of the A318, A319, A320 and A321.
In addition, all A380s are fitted here with their cabin interiors and painted for final delivery. Hamburg Finkenwerder is also home to Airbus’ A380 major component assembly hall, which houses the structural assembly and the fitting-with equipment of the forward and complete rear fuselage sections for this new-generation aircraft. Final acceptance and delivery of all A380s for customers in Europe and the Middle East take place here.
This Airbus facility’s years of manufacturing experience enhance fuselage structural assembly and systems installation. It produces complete fuselage sections for the A380, which are shipped to France on a specially-built roll-on/roll-off ferry.
Hamburg also plays a key role in the A330 and A350 XWB programmes, for which it manufactures and equips the forward and rear fuselage sections.
Other key activities in Hamburg include Airbus' largest spares centre - adjacent to Hamburg Airport (HAM) – which holds some 120,000 proprietary parts for customers from around the world, and A320 Family maintenance training facilities and procurement.
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