The A350 XWB package consists of the trailing edge details and secondary subassemblies that interface with the rear spar, wingskins and the movable portion of the wing. All components reportedly will be optimized using the latest computer technology and manufacturing techniques and GE’s thin-wall, high-speed machining, advanced composites molding and determinate assembly methods.
“With this award, GE builds on its solid reputation as a supplier to Airbus for trailing edge subassemblies and components for A340, A380 and A400M. We are providing an all-around solution to Airbus for major structural components,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president/CEO of GE Aviation Systems.
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SDC is producing more than 50 separate parts for the airframe, including fuselage longerons, bulkheads and skins as well as the wing and tail spars, skins and control surfaces.