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Orbital ATK and Airbus finalize agreement on A350-1000 variant

News International-French

3 Aug 2015

The company announces that it has finalized an agreement with Airbus to expand its current contract to include the manufacture of composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 program, adding to the work already being performed on the A350 program.

This agreement builds on Orbital ATK’s valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners.

The Aerospace Structures Division of Orbital ATK’s Flight Systems Group is executing the A350 program at its state-of-the-art Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, Utah.

The company is currently producing composite stringers and frames for the A350-900 and has delivered more than 44,000 parts since the inception of the program.

It expects that the contract expansion will require future hiring of additional professional and manufacturing employees, benefiting the local job market in Utah.

Orbital ATK’s proprietary process has been instrumental in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames. This highly engineered technology is essential to manufacture the A350 composite stringers and frames, which enables Orbital ATK to produce high quality, dimensionally precise and highly repeatable composite components.

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