CAC Commercial Aircraft Company (CCAC), one of
the major aviation industry companies in China, has signed a
contract with Airbus for the work package of A350 XWB spoilers and
droop panels. With this new contract, Airbus has now completed the
allocation of the 5% A350 XWB airframe to be manufactured in
The contract was signed on Wednesday in Beijing by
Klaus Richter, Airbus Executive Vice President Procurement, and
Wang Guangya, President and Chairman of CAC, the holding company
of CCAC, and Chairman of CCAC.
Carbon fibre reinforced
plastic (CFRP) is extensively used on A350 XWB spoiler and droop
panels. Processes include the Resin Transfer Moulding
(RTM) process on the Centre Hinge Fitting that attaches the
spoiler to the wing structure.
Engineering Centre (ABEC), a joint venture of Airbus in China,
will be involved in the design activities relating to this work
While CCAC will become the sole supplier of the
A350 XWB spoilers and droop panels, FACC AG, an Austria based
leading company specialising in the development, design and
manufacture of composite components and systems for civil aircraft
will be responsible, under a separate contract, for the definition
of the industrial process.
“We are proud to be involved in the
latest Airbus aircraft programme. With this contract, we have
reached our objective to be part of a global aeronautical
manufacturing chain. We have long been a supplier to Airbus and
have been a partner in several cooperation projects with Airbus.
We cherish this opportunity very much to cooperate with Airbus and
with FACC,” said Wang Guangya, President and Chairman of CAC and
Chairman of CCAC.
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