January 27, 2014
ATK and Airbus finalize agreement on A350 XWB-1000 variant
ATK (ATK) has finalized an agreement with Airbus to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 XWB program. The contract expansion adds to the work already being performed on the A350 XWB program. This agreement is the next step in ATK’s valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners, Aerolia SAS and Premium Aerotec GmbH. ATK is currently producing composite stringers and frames for the A350 XWB-900 and has successfully delivered more than 10,000 parts since the inception of the program. These parts – the equivalent of more than 15 ship sets – are a demonstration of ATK’s ability to meet customers’ high quality standards and delivery requirements, and ATK is ready to meet planned production rate increases. The A350 XWB work is performed at ATK’s Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility in Clearfield, Utah. This contract expansion will allow ATK to hire additional professional and manufacturing employees, adding to Utah’s job market.