Boeing, Tawazun Precision Industries join forces
Boeing and Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) have announced that they will team to establish a production aerospace surface treatment facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enhance the UAE's aerospace manufacturing industry.
The facility will be established at the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi. Boeing will provide manufacturing and technology expertise as well as programme management best practices to support the new facility as it applies for the required aerospace certifications.
The goal is for TPI to provide Boeing and its suppliers with a certified, state-of-the-art facility for commercial and defence aerospace design-specified machined and treated metal parts, and gradual progression to complex subassemblies. As required for aerospace manufacturing, the facility will perform the necessary chemical treatments to metallic components that enhance their performance capability.
Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said: ‘This endeavour reaffirms our commitment to support the UAE aerospace industry. Investing in the development of key capabilities through partnerships such as this is of mutual benefit to Boeing and the UAE, and advances opportunities for the UAE around the world.’
HE Saif Al Hajeri, CEO, Tawazun, added: ‘We are pleased to be part of this unique project that will introduce new and innovative initiatives at different levels of precision manufacturing and further foster UAE’s regional leadership in high-end defence and technology manufacturing. The establishment of this capability is a significant step for the UAE's aerospace industry, as the metallic components manufacturing and metallic sub-assembly will be entirely performed in the UAE.’
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