“Aerostructures Assemblies India wins Saab contract”
February 25, 2019
Aerostructures Assemblies India Pvt. Ltd. (AAI), a joint Venture between Aequs Aerospace and Saab AB (publ), has been awarded a contract from Saab Aerostructures to manufacture the structural assembly for the Over Wing Doors (OWD) on the Airbus A321neo program. The Over Wing Doors are a crical part of the aircra used for emergency exits. There are 4 Over Wing Door on the A321Neo aircra. The structural assembly is comprised of machined aluminum parts which will be assembled by the AAI team in Belagavi, Karnataka, India and delivered to the Saab Aerostructures Assembly Line in Linköping, Sweden.
AAI has evolved into a strong supply chain player for producing aerostructures assemblies in India. AAI has been delivering door plugs for Airbus’ A321neo Cabin Flex configuraon since 2017 and produced wing panels and D-nose assemblies for the A380 program since 2014. Besides end products, its capabilies also include development of assembly tools, jigs, and fixtures.
With this award, Saab and AAI further cement their strong partnership. Producon deliveries will begin at the end of 2019 and ramp up in subsequent years.
The AAI facility is located within the Aequs SEZ, the country’s first Nofied Precision Engineering Special Economic Zone (SEZ), at Belagavi, Karnataka. Aequs has been recognized by Airbus as a top Detailed Parts Partner (D2P) since 2016. The company has vercally integrated mulple stages of the supply chain – from forging and machining, to assembly and surface treatment – at its SEZ spanning 250+ acres.