B/E Aerospace is the sole-source supplier of the A350 XWB’s next generation galley systems and passenger and crew oxygen systems on the new aircraft.
The innovative galley system, designed, engineered and tested at the firm’s Grovebury Road interior structures headquarters in Leighton, allows airlines to select from a wide ranging catalogue of pre-engineered galley configurations for their specific operational needs.
“We were awarded the contract to design and manufacture the A350 XWB galley in 2008,” said Craig Cunningham of B/E Aerospace. “More than 100 people are currently working on the program. The team consists of design, certification and manufacturing engineers, program management and supply chain experts, and highly-skilled technicians. B/E is entering an exciting phase of the program as we complete the extensive design and engineering, and begin building and functionally testing the galley here in Leighton-Buzzard.”
The series manufacturing of galleys is planned to be carried out in Philippines in a new facility that implies an initial investment of $30 million and the creation of over 300 jobs.
Based on the article “Engineering work is really taking off” published in Leighton-Buzzard Observer