16 January 2013

A350 XWB nacelle aluminum leading edges manufactured in Southern California

McStarlite Company is manufacturing high tech inlet lipskins for the A350 XWB. The engine nacelle lipskins –manufactured of ductile aluminum AL-2219- are delivered from California to Airbus´ Nantes facility.


McStarlite produces the engine nacelle leading edges – or lipskins – for all the current Airbus production models.  


Aluminum Splices for the inlet segments (four per engine)


“Airbus is increasingly working with US-based high-tech companies like McStarlite,” said Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor at a ceremony in the City of Los Angeles in the presence of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.

“Airbus has proven to be a strong business partner with more than 100 suppliers throughout California. By doubling its direct economic investment, Airbus’ commitment to the region is commendable and helps ensure that the aerospace industry remains a strong economic engine here in Southern California where it began. Los Angeles is always on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation, and companies like McStarlite make the city's business community shine,” stated Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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