24 August 2013
Abaris completes customized on-site training at the Airbus Broughton with hands-on exercises in advanced composite repair techniques for 42 best operators in the A350 wing team
Abaris has completed customized on-site classes at the Airbus Broughton, UK production facility: Home of the Wings! Over 6,000 people in the Broughton facility assemble the wings for all Airbus civil aircraft, producing over 1,000 wings a year, including for the new A350 XWB.
Three, 5 day classes were conducted to support A350 manufacturing, including informative classroom lectures and hands-on exercises in advanced composite repair techniques for possible light manufacturing rework and repair to foreign object damage. “We routinely customize training to meet specific customer needs and conduct classes on-site at customer facilities worldwide,” notes Abaris President, Mike Hoke.
Technical instructor Corrie Volinkaty explained that 42 Airbus A350 employees were selected to receive the customized training and described them as “the best of the best!!” The training was overseen by Airbus A350 Quality Assurance representatives and additional weeks of training are being planned for later this year.
Since 2005, US headquartered Abaris Training has offered classes in advanced composite manufacturing, repair and engineering in the UK through Heatcon-Abaris Training, a partnership with Heatcon, Seattle, Washington, USA, a supplier of hot bonder equipment.
Based on the article “Abaris completes composites training for British Airways and Airbus UK” published in Reinforced Plastics