Strata, the composite aerostructures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, it has been awarded a contract to manufacture Airbus A350-1000 Flap Support Fairings (FSFs) from Swedish company Saab Aerostructures.
The contract marks the first time Strata works with SAAB Aerostructures. The 2 companies will work together through 2023.
At the contract signing, Badr Al Olama, CEO of Strata Manufacturing commented: “The new contract with Saab demonstrates Strata’s competitive capability in manufacturing composite aerostructures. This latest deal enables us to expand our role in the global supply chain, due to our commitment to provide customers with the highest international quality standards and timely delivery.”
The deal follows Strata’s landmark SABCA (Sociétés Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques) contract in 2012 to provide FSFs for the Airbus A350-900, solidifying Strata as a pivotal partner in manufacturing A350XWB aerostructures.
Lars Jensen, Managing Director for Saab Aerostructures said that “It means an important strategic step for Saab to sign this Contract with Strata for the A350-1000 Fairings. With their knowledge of composites and the actual product, we are certain that they are the right choice for the program.”
Al Olama added: “Strata continues to initiate production programs, aimed at positioning Strata as one of the top three manufacturers of composite aerostructures worldwide within the next ten years and establishing Abu Dhabi and Al Ain’s position as a reliable global aerospace hub.”