Strata spreads its wings through new partnership with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has signed an agreement to manufacture Belly Fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland.
The announcement was made at the Global Aerospace Summit being held in Abu Dhabi from the 30th April to 2nd May. The manufacturing of the PC-24 Belly Fairings is the first step of a long-term agreement between Pilatus and Strata targeting the production of the complete PC-24 composite shipset requirement in the UAE.
Strata has partnerships with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers. This latest agreement reinforces Strata’s credentials as a UAE success story with ambitions to be a global frontrunner in its field.
Advanced aircraft manufacturing is a key area of focus at the 2018 edition of the Global Aerospace Summit, where leading local and international experts are gathering to discuss the future of the industry.
Based at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park and employing more than 700 people of 30 different nationalities – with 51 per cent of its workforce being Emirati nationals and 41 per cent of employees being female – Strata has partnerships with Airbus, Boeing, and Leonardo Aero-structures Division, and is a supplier to FACC AG, SAAB, and S.A.B.C.A. The company is part of Mubadala’s Aerospace, Renewables and ICT platform, which aims to advance the development of a leading aerospace hub in the emirate.
Strata also awarded Boeing 777X Composite Aero-structures Contract
Strata recently also announced a new contract award with Boeing, to manufacture composite empennage ribs for Boeing’s new 777X airplane.
The agreement, announced at the Global Aerospace Summit, is Strata’s first contracted statement of work for the 777X program, enabling the company to expand its role as a direct composite aero structures supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Strata will manufacture 777X empennage ribs at its state-of-the-art facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This is the fourth work package that Boeing has awarded to Strata since 2013. Strata already manufactures empennage ribs for the 777 and vertical fin ribs for the 787 Dreamliner. In the future, Strata will be a supplier of the 787-vertical fin.