Airbus Selects Korean Air Aerospace to manufacture Sharklet wingtips for the A330neo Family

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP April 23, 2015 16:55

Airbus Selects Korean Air Aerospace to manufacture Sharklet wingtips for the A330neo Family

Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), the aerospace manufacturing division of the Korean Air Group, has been selected by Airbus to supply new Sharklet wingtip devices including a wingspan extension for the A330neo – the new variant of the best-selling A330 Family of widebody aircraft.

Under the terms of the agreement, KAL-ASD will manufacture the new composite wingtip devices at its Busan facility in South Korea, and supply them to the A330 Family final assembly line in Toulouse. Inspired by the curved wingtips on the A350 XWB, the A330neo’s devices will increase overall wingspan from 60.3m of today’s A330ceo to 64m while conferring increased lift with reduced drag.

KAL-ASD is a long-term industrial partner of Airbus, with a relationship dating back more than 25 years. Today KAL-ASD manufactures and supplies parts for various Airbus programmes including the Sharklets for the best-selling A320 Family, fuselage skin panels and floor assemblies for the A330 Family and the composite cargo doors for the A350 XWB.

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