The contract expansion adds to the work already being performed on the A350 XWB program. ATK adds that the agreement is the next step in its working relationship with Airbus and its partners, Aerolia SAS and Premium Aerotec GmbH.
ATK is currently producing composite stringers and frames for the A350 XWB-900 and has successfully delivered more than 10,000 parts since the inception of the program. The A350 XWB work is performed at ATK's Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility in Clearfield, Utah.
ATK's proprietary automated stiffener forming machines (ASFM) have been instrumental in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames. This technology is essential to manufacture the A350 XWB composite stringers and frames, which enables ATK to produce extremely high quality, dimensionally precise and highly repeatable composite components.