ATK to manufacture A400M composite wing cover stringers
ATK will produce composite wing cover stringers for use on the A400M military transport aircraft following their selection by Airbus Military for a contract worth more than $100 million. The contract includes 122 wing cover stringers per aircraft for 180 aircraft.
ATK’s work on the package will be carried out at the Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility used for commercial aircraft and engine programmes in Clearfield, Utah. The A400M work will use many of the same manufacturing processes already deployed within the ACCE facility.
Joy de Lisser, vice president and general manager of ATK's Aerospace Structures Division, said: ‘ATK is excited to continue expanding the scope of our relationship with Airbus. This scope complements the success we've already created with Airbus and demonstrates their confidence in our people and processes.’
Airbus Military is due to begin deliveries of the A400M during 2013. Airbus Military has already achieved sales for 174 aircraft, and ATK may have the opportunity to grow as more A400M aircraft are sold.
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