Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Orbital ATK and Airbus finalise agreement on A350-1000 variant

Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that it has finalized an agreement with Airbus to expand its current contract to include the manufacture of composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 program, adding to the work already being performed on the A350 program. This agreement builds on Orbital ATK's valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners.

The Aerospace Structures Division of Orbital ATK's Flight Systems Group is executing the A350 program at its state-of-the-art Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, Utah.

“Our work with Airbus is an important component of growth for Orbital ATK in the commercial aerospace structures business,” said Steve Earl, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Aerospace Structures Division. “We are excited about the possibilities the –1000 variant presents, and our team is eager to continue our long-term partnership with Airbus on the A350 program.”

Orbital ATK is currently producing composite stringers and frames for the A350-900 and has successfully delivered more than 44,000 parts since the inception of the program.

“The execution of these early program deliveries demonstrates Orbital ATK's ability to meet customers' high quality standards and schedule requirements. The company is fully prepared to meet the planned production rate increases over the next several years to support Airbus' A350 program delivery schedule,” Mr. Earl added.

Orbital ATK expects that the contract expansion will require future hiring of additional professional and manufacturing employees, benefiting the local job market in Utah.

Orbital ATK's proprietary process has been instrumental in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames. This highly engineered technology is essential to manufacture the A350 composite stringers and frames, which enables Orbital ATK to produce extremely high quality, dimensionally precise and highly repeatable composite components.

Press release issued by Orbital ATK - Aerospace Structures on July 22, 2015


 Contact details from our directory:
Orbital ATK - Aerospace Structures Rocket Motor Ignition Systems, Exhaust Systems, Engine Nozzles, Weapons Countermeasures, Engine Fan Casings, Wings, Springs, Aircraft Structural Components, Nacelles, Fuselage Sections, Engine Inlets, Shafts & Shaft Assemblies, Subcontracted Composite Parts


 Related aircraft programs:
Airbus A350 XWB


 Related directory sectors:
Structural Components

Enhanced listings:

Beckwood Press
Your single source for aerospace forming equipment. Manufacturer of Triform Sheet hydroforming presses.

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

Belden Universal
Specialty universal joints and drive shafts, designed to satisfy even the most rigorous operating criteria. Belden Universal is AS9100C certified.

Samuel, Son & Co.
Looking for a quality metals supplier? Samuel can provide Aircraft Quality metals that meet Commercial and Military specifications

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors, avionics, and space exploration vehicles.

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.