Friday, April 24, 2015

Airbus picks metrology service

Airbus awarded ATT Metrology Services Inc. the metrology contract for its $600 million A320 final assembly line it's building in Mobile, Ala. The company, of Issaquah, Wash., provides precision measurement and alignment services. It will build out an existing structure to house a 5,000-square-foot laboratory that should be operational when the aircraft manufacturer begins production. The company's clients in the aerospace sector include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Bombardier, Bell Helicopters and others. The Mobile Aeroplex facility represents a capital investment of between $200,000 and $300,000, said Joan Ihlenfeldt, ATT's chief operating officer. It will have four to eight employees, depending on the level of Airbus production. (Source:, 04/23/15)