Turkish Aerospace has delivered the 300th Section 19 barrel unit for the Airbus Section Barrel Programme.
Turkish Aerospace supplies Section 19 Barrels to RUAG Oberpfaffenhofen facilities. Following the mating operation of these barrels with Section 18 panels, which are also manufactured by Turkish Aerospace. Complete section 18+19 are then delivered to Airbus Hamburg FAL facilities.
Section 19 is located next to the rear galley and it is separating pressurised and unpressured sections of the Airbus A320 aircraft. Section 19 combines major parts of the aircraft such as vertical stabiliser, horizontal stabiliser and main control surfaces like rudder and elevator.
Turkish Aerospace president and CEO Temel Kotil commented on the milestone: “In the aerostructure cooperation, we are glad to keep our partnership with Airbus since 2017. We keep working on our delivery promises. As you may know, it is important to deliver aerostructure materials on time. Acknowledging these responsibilities over international and national market, Turkish Aerospace is honoured to keep promises and keep continue its deliveries on time.
“Within success of the 300th deliver Section 19 barrels, I would like to thank and congratulate all the team who worked hard for this to become.”