Airbus’s joint venture in China becomes the world’s only supplier of composite structural parts for the A350 model

Xinhua News Agency, Harbin, June 9 (Reporter Hu Tao) Airbus said recently that Airbus’s joint venture in China, Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Center, has now become a composite structural member for the Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft rudder. The world’s only supplier is an important part of its global supply chain.

Airbus said that the Hafei Airbus Composites Manufacturing Center is currently the world’s only supplier of composite structural components for the Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft’s rudders, elevators, belly fairings and S19 maintenance hatches. At the same time, the manufacturing center also bears 100% manufacturing share and 80% assembly share of the A320 series single-aisle aircraft rudder skin.

“Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Center is a key player in the manufacture of Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft and A320 series single-aisle aircraft. It has become an important part of Airbus’ global supply chain and will also promote the smooth production of Airbus civilian aircraft. The process continues to play an important role.” Air China Civil Aircraft China Chief Operating Officer Ma Fulang said at the 10th anniversary of the operation of the Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Center.

Ma Fulang said that the tenth anniversary of successful operation is a new milestone in the composites manufacturing center and an important achievement of long-term cooperation between Airbus and China’s aviation industry. “Airbus will continue to deepen and expand the level of industrial cooperation with China and accelerate the goal of achieving a total industrial cooperation value of US$1 billion in 2020.”

Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Center was jointly invested by Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation Limited (China Aviation Industry) and Harbin Heli Infrastructure Development Co., Ltd. Airbus China has a 29% stake in the joint venture.

In the A350XWB project, the manufacturing center just delivered the 300th A350XWB widebody aircraft elevator in May this year, and will deliver the 300th rudder and the 400th maintenance door of the A350XWB widebody aircraft later this year. component. In the A320 project, the manufacturing center delivered the 1000th A320 series aircraft rudder in June 2017 and delivered the 2000th in May this year.

“The successful operation of Hafei Airbus Composites Manufacturing Center for 10 years is the result of cooperation and win-win between China’s aviation industry and international aviation companies. It has witnessed China’s accelerated integration into the global aviation industry chain.” Deputy General Manager of China Aviation Industry Hafei, Hafei Airbus Composites Gu Haicheng, chairman of the manufacturing center, said.

Airbus said that China is Airbus’ largest commercial aircraft market in a single country in the world. At present, Airbus has a fleet of 1,750 aircraft in China. At the same time, China is also an important industrial partner of Airbus. In 2017, its total industrial cooperation in China reached 640 million US dollars.