Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defense Services (ACTDS) has entered into a new strategic agreement with Airbus. As per the agreement, a significant expansion has been made to its existing partnership in relation to aerostructures manufacturing.
This agreement builds upon the ones already signed by Strata to provide flap track fairings for the fleet of A330, A340, A350 XWB and A380 aircraft. In February 2013, the first four fully assembled Airbus A330 ailerons to be put together by Strata Manufacturing in Al Ain were delivered to Airbus’s factory in Bremen, Germany, and fitted on an Etihad Airlines aircraft.
Airbus has also made future commitments to procure composite raw material from Mubadala, upon commencement of production from a proposed raw materials manufacturing facility to be established in Abu Dhabi.