Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Airbus supplier hits milestone

TULSA, Okla. -- Airbus supplier NORDAM has shipped the 70,000th cabin window assembly for the Airbus A320. "This notable production milestone for NORDAM also highlights the impressive build rate of the A320 family," said NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried. Since 2012 NORDAM has been the original equipment manufacturer of cabin window assemblies for the A320, including the A318, A319, A320 and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. Each assembly includes an acrylic outer and inner pane with a rubber-molded seal to hold the two panes together, and is integrated into the airframe during its manufacture. (Source: NORDAM, 02/10/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.