February 24, 2014
Aerostructures Assemblies India delivers first batch of aircraft structural assemblies to Saab
Aerostructures Assemblies Ind ia(AAI), has rolled out the first batch of A380 structural assemblies on 21st February, 2014 from their facility in Belgaum (India). The assemblies will be delivered to Saab, Linkoping (Sweden). Saab would in turn deliver the assemblies to Airbus, Filton (UK). These assemblies are part of the mid and outer leading edge (wing section) of the A380 aircraft, developed and produced by Saab. The manufacturing processes associated with these assemblies are classified as “Special Processes” and only Airbus approved suppliers are authorized to manufacture these parts. Airbus specifies strict requirements for the assembly processes involved. In order to fulfil these requirements AAI has defined detailed work instructions & inspection guidelines and set up a robust manufacturing system to enable the manufacturing of these assemblies. The Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Production Operators and Quality Inspectors involved in the manufacturing of these products have undergone rigorous training for over 6 months, including 3 months at Saab’s facility in Sweden. AAI secured Airbus Process Qualification Approval in January 2014.