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05 August 2014
UAE nationals from Strata Manufacturing visits the A350.
Last week a delegation of UAE nationals from Strata Manufacturing visited an Airbus A350 aircraft that underwent extreme climate testing at Al Ain International Airport.
The delegation had the opportunity to experience first-hand the innovative technologies used in producing this next-generation aircraft that is made from 53% composite materials.
At present, the company has more than 650 employees from over 30 nationalities with 40% UAE national staff, among whom 85% are women.
The visit also provided a valuable learning experience as Abu Dhabi’s Strata Manufacturing, which already produces composite aero structures, will begin producing flap track fairings for Airbus A350 aircraft by year-end.
Set up in 2010 by Mubadala Development Company, Strata manufactures A330/340 flap track fairings, A330/340 aileron panels with assemblies, A330/340 spoilers, A380 flap track fairings, Boeing 777 ribs, Boeing 787 ribs and the ATR vertical fin.
Strata has partnerships with some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi, as well as tier-one suppliers FACC and Sabca.
By 2018, Airbus’ order book with Strata will reach approximately $100 million a year, making Strata a significant supplier to Airbus.
Based on the article “New A350 aircraft project for Strata” published in Khaleej Times