Sofitec has confirmed Premium Aerotec’s awarding of a contract associated with the A350XWB programme and its 900 and 1000 versions. The German company is in the Tier 1 in the development and manufacturing of structures and systems for the aeronautical sector worldwide.
The group is the leading European aeronautical supplier for Airbus’s entire range of commercial and military aircrafts. Premium Aerotec, founded as an independent company in 2009, is made up of EADS Augsburg, Airbus Norderham and Varel and is a key agent in reference programmes such as A350 XWB, B787 Dreamliner, Eurofighter and A400M.
The agreement with Premium Aerotec, valued at 45 million euro, means the supply of the A350XWB’s fuselage structural parts in composite materials. This is one of the European consortium Airbus’s main programmes and 180 firm orders have already been placed. The company has started the process of industrialization and plans a gradual delivery of the first goods between January and March 2017. This is how Sofitec secures its place among the few specialised suppliers in the manufacturing of composites for the aeronautical sector.
This new workload translates into a crucial step to secure the growth path previewed by the Sevillian aeronautical company until 2020, as well as into a new milestone in the expansion of its international client portfolio. As CEO José Miguel Hernández stated, “the new contract shows not only the achievement of the entire team that makes up Sofitec, but also the challenge of what can be accomplished.“