Strata awarded two Airbus contracts valued at more than USD $1 billion

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By admin July 13, 2016 20:24

Strata awarded two Airbus contracts valued at more than USD $1 billion

Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, has been awarded two contracts to manufacture additional composite components and completed major assemblies for Airbus. The combined deals, valued at more than US$1 billion, will see Strata become a source for Airbus A320 Horizontal Tail Plane (HTP) and A350-900 Inboard Flaps (IBF) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Badr Al Olama, Chief Executive Officer, Strata said: “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Airbus, and are privileged to be manufacturing components on Airbus’ A330, A350 and A380 aircrafts. Looking ahead, and building on our latest contracts with Airbus signed today, we are confident in our ability to continue strengthening our competiveness, growing our national workforce and playing a key role in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain’s positioning as a global aerospace hub.”

As part of the contract, Strata will manufacture Airbus A320 Horizontal Tail Plane (HTP). Strata will utilize cutting-edge automation and high rate production technology to ensure that delivery of the Horizontal Tail Plane is in line with the awarded share of the demand for the Airbus A320 family and the quality standards expected by Airbus.

The HTP is a primary part of the aerostructure that is located on the empennage of the aircraft.  The purpose of the HTP is to provide stability and control.

Additionally, Strata will manufacture Inboard Flaps (IBF) for the Airbus A350-900 wings that will extend over the life of Airbus’ most technologically advanced aircraft to date. Inboard Flaps are mounted on the trailing edge of the wing to increase the surface of the wing during takeoff and landing, and improve stability during flight. Mimicking nature, the A350 XWB wings are fitted with unique high-lift devices adapting the wing shape during the flight for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

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