Orbital ATK and Airbus Americas report that they have completed the 100,000th composite part for the A350 XWB program.
‘As of the end of August, we have delivered 36 A350 XWB, with an additional 810 on order,’ said Geoffrey Pinner, senior vice president. ‘We are proud of the contributions from the highly skilled manufacturing facility in Utah and look forward to our continued partnership on the A350 XWB program.’
The 100,000 composite stringers and frames, the equivalent of more than 140 ship sets have been made using the company’s automated stiffener forming machines (ASFM) .
The A350 XWB work is performed at Orbital ATK’s 615,000 ft2 Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility in Clearfield, Utah, USA.
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