TAI delivers first set of A350-1000 ailerons to Airbus
AA PhotoTurkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) has said it made its first delivery of an A350-1000 aileron set to Airbus in a ceremony held at TAI’s facilities on Nov. 3.
The delivery was the result of a contract signed nearly two years ago as an addition to the contract for an A350-900 program between the two companies, said TAI in a press release on Nov. 4.
The Airbus A350 XWB aircraft is a new family of long range wide body jet airliners developed by Airbus. The A350 XWB is the first Airbus aircraft with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon fiber reinforced polymer.
The aileron is a critical control surface which is assembled on the wing of A350-1000 aircraft. As part of the wing, the component was designed and manufactured mainly from carbon fiber material at TAI facilities, said the company.
With the first delivery of the A350-1000 aileron set, TAI accomplished yet another important milestone as a risk sharing partner for the A350 family, contributing to the success of the program, it added.
By looking at the overall Airbus–TAI relationship, in addition to the above mentioned deal, the A400M, A330 (Rudder) and A320 family programs are also supported.
“All programs are on the serial and ramp up phase and deliveries are being performed as per schedule,” said the company.