Following its success in securing contracts to supply wing and fuselage components for the Airbus A380 from its Emmen, Switzerland plant, Ruag Aerospace has achieved a further success in its aerospace construction. A new order from Airbus makes Ruag the sole supplier of Section 15 fuselage side panels for all aircraft in the A320 family.
To be produced in the former Dornier factory at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, the side panels will be supplied to a new A320 shell assembly line. The order was won following a global invitation to tender and underlines Airbus’ confidence in Ruag’s manufacturing capability.
To handle the technologically demanding order, Ruag is investing in the latest generation of automatic manufacturing equipment, marking its entry into highly automated fuselage component production. Apart from the engineering issues, the continuous rise in demand for the A320 family, makes the order a major challenge.