Labinal completes significant milestones on Airbus A350 XWB Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems
Blagnac, June 23rd, 2011
Labinal (Safran group) has achieved in the past weeks significant milestones on the Airbus A350 XWB program regarding Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems :
- The first harnesses for the Engine Pylons have been delivered to the Airbus Saint-Eloi plant for installation on the Flying Test Bed (FTB). This Flying Test Bed will be installed on the A380 aircraft that will perform the flight test of the A350 XWB engines.
- Eight fuselage harnesses have all been delivered to Airbus. They will be used in the A350 Physical Mock Up.
- First engineering models for fuselage harnesses manufacturing have been performed in Labinal's design office.
- Labinal also launched the extension of its Ain Atiq Plant (Morocco). A 5660 square meters workshop will be dedicated to A350 XWB activities and will be operational in August 2011.
Karen Bomba, Labinal Chairman & CEO said "The A350 XWB program is for Labinal an excellent example of our efficient industrial and engineering footprint. The engines Pylons Harnesses are manufactured in Vichy (France) while Ain Atiq (Morocco) will build the fuselage harnesses and Villemur (France) will take care of Co Axial and big sections harnesses as well as after delivery activities. Our design offices in Blagnac (France) and Hamburg (Germany) are involved from preliminary design up to certification support in this very exciting program."
One of the Safran group's high tech companies, Labinal is a world leader in the field of electrical wiring systems – and studies in their engineering and associated technology – for the aviation, space and defense markets. The company's unmatched expertise is founded on decades of design, development and manufacturing success with long-term partnerships with the leading aerospace companies. Labinal's industrial activities, market segment oriented and customer-driven, are organized in four Divisions: Europe Wiring, North America Wiring, Safran Engineering Services and Labinal Services.
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