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Tecnatom selected by Harbin Hafei Airbus to provide a Taurus twin inspection system

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25 Sep 2015

After an international bidding process, Tecnatom will supply an inspection system to Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HHACMC), the joint venture between Airbus and its Chinese partners.

This latest contract adds to another Tecnatom’s ultrasonic inspection system for aircraft composite components delivered in 2011 to the same customer.

The Spanish company already has four inspection systems in major aerospace consortia of China, a consolidated strategic aerospace market that represents nowadays almost half of its exports.

The Spanish company Tecnatom continues to strengthen its position in the Chinese aerospace market thanks to the award of a new contract for the supply of an inspection system to Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HHACMC). After participating in an international bidding process, Tecnatom reinforce its relationship with one of the main centres of composite components, the Harbin Hafei Airbus Composites Manufacturing Center. This factory, located in North East of China, produces composite parts for the A350 XWB and A320 programmes.

The new inspection system incorporates the latest technology developed by Tecnatom, in a more advanced and flexible configuration, by using two robots (Taurus Twin) which moves on a set of 15 meters linear tracks. This is the second Tecnatom’s inspection system in this plant, which already supplied in 2011 a Cartesian system with two vertical arms that offers the possibility of multi-technique: pulse-echo phased-array and water jet transmission inspection. In total there are four systems provided by Tecnatom to China, two located in COMAC (Shanghai Aircraft and Beijing R&D factories) and AVIC, plus both mentioned in Harbin. Its subsidiary Tecnatom China will provide technique support.

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