May 7, 2014
Triumph Group to provide Sharklet wing reinforcement kit for Airbus A319, A320 in-service aircraft
Triumph Group reported that its subsidiary, Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, has been selected by Airbus to furnish the wing reinforcement kit that allows for the installation of Sharklets on the Airbus A319 and A320 in-service aircraft. The kit consists of multiple subassemblies and components that reinforce the wing for the Sharklet loads. The multi-year contract is worth over $160.0m. Production will be done at the company’s Nashville, Tennessee facility, with first delivery expected early 2015. Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division designs, tests and manufactures aerostructures for commercial, military and business jet aircraft. Products include fuselage sections, wings, empennages, nacelle structures and helicopter cabins.