September 12, 2012
Premium AEROTEC supplies around 70% of all A400M fuselage structures
With the delivery of the first A400M military airlifter to the French Air Force in 2013, Premium AEROTEC is making a significant effort to contribute to the success of this programme. The company is responsible for around 70% of the fuselage structures, making it one of the largest suppliers for the A400M. Premium AEROTEC is developing and manufacturing virtually the entire rear fuselage section, the centre fuselage section shells and the upper cargo door made of carbon fibre composites (CFC), as well as the metal pipe systems. “Whereas we have been delivering components for three aircraft per year up to now, starting in November 2012 we will increase the production rate to one aircraft per month. We are therefore doing our part to ensure the ultimately successful entry into service of the A400M with the customer nations,” said Premium AEROTEC’s CEO Kai Horten. “For us, the A400M is an example of real teamwork that places great demands on coordination and logistics and we are proud to contribute to that.” For each A400M aircraft fuselage, Premium AEROTEC produces around 54,000 individual parts with a total weight of over 12 tonnes. 17,000 assemblies and individual parts are ultimately delivered for each aircraft.