Wichita-based TECT Aerospace has completed the acquisition of structural assembly operations and all associated real estate and equipment in Nashville, Tennessee, from Triumph Group. It also took over the contracts to build structural subassemblies for the Airbus A330 and machined stringers and spars for the Gulfstream G500 and G600.
The facility is now operating as TECT Aerospace Nashville and being led by TECT Aerospace president Rick Rosenjack and his management team. It will provide TECT the ability to offer build-to-print; higher-level assembly capability, including structural subassembly of wing, empennage, and other aircraft structures; long and large part machining, processing, and forming; and paint.
According to TECT, the 100-acre site has approximately two million square feet under roof and “significant underutilized capacity.” The facility previously built wings for the C-141 and C-5A airlifters, B1 bomber, L-1011, Gulfstream II and III; control surfaces for the C-17 airlifter and Airbus A330/340; and wing/stringer assembly for the Cessna Citation X and A320/321. More recently, the site produced wings for the Gulfstream G450 and G650 and empennage for the C-130 and V-22 tiltrotor.
“The joining of these two companies takes us closer to our vision of being a full-service partner to Tier One and OEM customers,” said Rosenjack. “It broadens…our capability into large-scale processing and higher-level assembly, and it diversifies our portfolio by expanding our Airbus and Gulfstream product lines.”