Airbus Inks Long-Term Agreement For Actuation Systems With Triumph Group

Today Airbus inks a long-term agreement with Triumph Actuation Systems to continue to produce its landing gear actuation systems for the A320ceo and the A320neo aircraft. With a reported $500 million dollars on the table for the deal, Triumph Group will continue to produce the actuation systems which includes actuators, valves and uplocks. And while this will be handled at Triumph Group’s facility in Deeside, Flintshire, UK, the aftermarket support will actually be provided from Staverton, Gloucestershire facility. Triumph Group’s core competency includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, repair and overhauling aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories as well as subassemblies and systems.

The entire aviation industry as a whole is served by Triumph Group and that includes commercial and regional airlines, air cargo carriers, and original equipment manufacturers of all aircrafts and their components. Triumph Group prides itself on delivering on their commitments to their customers all the while driving organic growth and generating predictable profitability as well as accountability. Daniel Crowley who is Triumph Group’s president and C.E.O. believes that the new long-term agreement with Airbus shows that Triumph Group is continuing their tradition of commitment to performance and service excellence.

Concurrently Airbus also awarded a contract to Ducommun Incorporated for the manufacturing of titanium structures in support of their A320neo aircraft. Using a proprietary method of hot forming and super-plastic forming processes, Ducommun is preparing to start production on titanium engine support structures at its centers of operation in Coxsackie, New York and Parsons, Kansas.

In conjunction with the contract awarded by Airbus, Ducommun has also secured an engineering design support contract in order to improve the manufacturability, cost, and function of the various metal structure applications for Airbus A330neo platform.

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the single oldest company in California. Having evolved from a hardware supply store to providing aluminum to man early aerospace pioneers such as Douglas, Lindbergh, and Lockheed. Ducommun specializes in electronic systems and structural systems in order to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft, military, space and industrial platforms. Ducommun hopes to parlay this contract with Airbus into a long-term relationship that will pave the way for more projects together.


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