In the midst of the ongoing Airbus-Qatar Airways dispute, Airbus has changed the components used in its A350 fuselage. According to a report by Reuters, Airbus is now using perforated copper foil (PCF) instead of expanded copper foil (ECF) for the layering between the paint and carbon fuselage below on the A350. Interestingly, the ECF is key to ensuring the fuselage can deal with lightning strikes safely and is central to the $2 billion dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways. Confirming the news, Airbus has said that it is using the new PCF on the rear fuselage for aircraft delivered at the end

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