Deliveries in record time to Airbus demonstrate our engineering prowess and advanced capabilities, essential for carrying out complex aerostructure assemblies.
Marking yet another significant milestone for our Aerospace division, Aerostructures Assemblies India Pvt. Ltd. (AAIPL), completed timely and successful delivery of Over Wing Exit Doors (OWED) and Door 3 Plug units to Airbus, reinforcing our customer orientation, support, and commitment as a global pioneer in the aerospace ecosystem.
AAIPL celebrated the completion of the 100th shipset each of Over Wing Exit Doors (OWED), skeleton assemblies and Door 3 Plugs (D3P) on January 27, 2021.
Though initiated on different dates, it is remarkable that both the projects achieved this significant milestone in a matter of 29 months (for D3P) and 11 months (for OWED). The D3P assembly manifests an intricate build-to-print assembly, while the OWED skeleton is mapped for a steeper build rate requirement.
The occasion was graced by Rémi MAILLARD, President & Managing Director at Airbus India & South Asia, along with Thierry CLOUTET, Head of Procurement, India & South Asia at Airbus and Manjunath Guru, Supplier Development Manager, Saab Aerostructures at our SEZ in Belagavi.
That we were able to complete the projects well on time despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic shows our resolve to deliver against all odds to stringent customer requirements. This is also a confirmation of our engineering prowess and capability to carry out complex aerostructure assemblies here in India.”Rajeev Kaul, MD & CEO, Aequs Aerospace.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Rajeev Kaul, MD & CEO, Aequs Aerospace, said: “It is indeed an honour for us to celebrate this major milestone. Airbus is an important customer and the delivery of these 100 shipsets, in partnership with Saab, is testimony to our extreme customer focus. That we were able to complete the projects well on time despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic shows our resolve to deliver against all odds to stringent customer requirements. This is also a confirmation of our engineering prowess and capability to carry out complex aerostructure assemblies here in India.”
AAIPL has been making door plugs for Airbus’ A321neo Cabin Flex configuration since 2017, along with the production of wing panels and D-nose assemblies for the A380 program since 2014. Today, the facility has successfully ascertained itself as a strategic and robust supply chain player for the likes of global leagues such as Airbus. Supported by our talented engineering team, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and manufacturing prowess, AAIPL is committed to excellence and achieving more milestones in the future. We will continue our efforts in helping the global aviation industry recover from a pandemic induced slowdown.