Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wingtip kit provider picked

BERWYN, Pa. -- Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft has been selected by Airbus to furnish the wing reinforcement kit that allows for the installation of Sharklets on the Airbus A319 and A320 in-service aircraft. The kit consists of multiple subassemblies and components that reinforce the wing for the Sharklet loads. The multi-year contract is worth over $160.0 million. Production will be done at the company’s Nashville, Tenn., facility, with first delivery expected early 2015. (Source: Business Wire, 05/07/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.