ATK Secures New A350 XWB Composite Contract Expansion
ATK has reached an agreement with Airbus to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 XWB program.
The extra contract extends the work already being carried out on the A350 XWB by ATK who are already producing composite stringers and frames for the A350 XWB -900 have have delivered more than 10,000 parts since the creation of the program.
The A350 XWB work is performed at ATK’s Aircraft Commercial Centre 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. ATK’s proprietary automated stiffener forming machines (ASFM) have been a key in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames. This highly engineered technology is essential to manufacture the A350 XWB composite stringers and frames, which enables ATK to produce extremely high quality, dimensionally precise and highly repeatable composite components.