BIAC NW Members enjoyed a visit to AirBus Broughton where such aviation classics as De Havilland’s Comet and Mosquito were produced during its history. It is responsible for assembling the wings for all Airbus civil aircraft, including the new-generation A350 XWB. Producing over 1,000 wings a year, the site employs more than 6,000 people – primarily in manufacturing, but also in engineering and support functions such as procurement and finance.
Wing sets are transported to the final assembly lines in various ways, including by road and the Airbus Beluga Super Transporter aircraft. A380 wings are transported by road and sea to aircraft final assembly in Toulouse, France.