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Passenger aircraft construction. Airbus A340 passenger plane strapped into an assembly tool in the general joining area. Here all the separate finished sections will be joined together in the final assembly phase of the assembly line. The temperature is kept at a constant 19 degrees Celsius. Final delivery occurs only after the plane has been fully fitted, ground tested, painted and test flown. Photographed at EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), Toulouse, France.
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