Airbus has installed the first A350 XWB nose landing gear produced by Liebherr Aerospace at its test facility in Filton in the UK. The main Messier-Dowty landing gear is expected to be installed in the coming weeks when preliminary testing of all three landing gear legs will start. Full integration testing will begin with the entry into service of the facility towards the end of 2011. Meanwhile, Airbus has announced plans to build a £70 million-pound office facility in Filton, redeveloping the site into a modern, highly efficient engineering and technology park.

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