Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330 with wings made at its Broughton factory in Flintshire.
The aircraft, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways at a ceremony in Toulouse.
Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with 56 in service.
Thousands of workers gathered at the Airbus factory at Broughton near Chester to watch its first flight as the Airbus A350 took off from Toulouse.
More than a thousand men and women helped build the plane's wings. They're hoping it'll secure the future of its six-thousand strong workforce.
More than 300 workers at the Airbus factory in Broughton celebrate the successful take off of the A350. Around 1000 workers helped build the wings of the aircraft.
Aircraft giant, Airbus, which employs thousands at its Flintshire plant, is today due to fly its new airliner for the first time.
There are 6 hundred orders for the A350 XWB.
Its wings are made at Broughton.
A cargo ship that was stranded on a sandbank near the Port of Mostyn for 11 days has now arrived at Holyhead for extensive safety checks.
The Ciudad de Cadiz, which carries aeroplane wings from the Airbus plant in Flintshire to France, was refloated yesterday.
It was examined at Mostyn, and no damage found, before travelling round to Anglesey this morning.
There, it is having a more extensive underwater safety survey.
Liverpool Coastguard says three tugs were used to refloat the Ciudad de Cadiz at around 10am this morning.
The ship is now back at the quayside at the Port of Mostyn.
Surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will go aboard at 1pm to examine it, to see if there's any damage, and if it's safe to go to sea.
It will then go to Holyhead, where a dive survey will then inspect for any external damage.
Liverpool Coastguard says the ship carrying Airbus wings that was stranded on a sandbank off the North Wales coast has now been refloated, and taken back to the Port of Mostyn.
The Ciudad de Cadiz was grounded ten days ago.
Coastguards are planning to refloat a ship that is stranded on a sandbank just outside the Port of Mostyn.
The ship, The Ciudad de Cadiz, carries Airbus wings from North Wales to France.
Efforts to refloat the vessel had to be postponed due to lower than normal high tides.