Magellan to manufacture additional A350 XWB structure

  • 09-Feb-2011 12:59 EST

According to Airbus, more than 70% of the A350 XWB’s airframe is made from advanced materials, combining 53% of composite structures with titanium and advanced aluminium alloys.

An agreement has been reached between Airbus and Magellan Aerospace (U.K.) Ltd. securing a further work package, Crown Fittings, on Airbus' A350 XWB. It is expected to generate revenues in excess of $20 million over the next 10 years. The contract requires the machining and treatment of complex machined aluminum lithium detail components and delivery to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The first deliveries of the contracted 800 ship-sets will be made in April. Production will take place at Magellan's facilities in the U.K. at Bournemouth, with new investment in machining capacity to be phased in as the production rate increases from 2012.

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