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UAE's Strata launches Al Ain factory expansion after Boeing deal

Strata Plus is dedicated to the assembly operations of the vertical fin for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

UAE's Strata launches Al Ain factory expansion after Boeing deal

The expansion follows an agreement signed by the two aircraft manufacturers at the Farnborough Airshow in 2016.

UAE-based Strata Manufacturing has announced the launch of an expansion of its factory in Al Ain, following a deal with aviation giant Boeing.

Strata Plus is dedicated to the assembly operations of the vertical fin for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the manufacturing company said in a tweet on Tuesday.

It added that the assembly operations are scheduled to be launched this year.

The assembled parts will be shipped to the United States to be installed on Boeing aircraft, with the slogan "proudly made in the UAE".

Strata Manufacturing  CEO Ismail Abdulla told Arabian Business in November that the company – which is wholly owned by Mubadala and has 13 production lines up and running – has “the capability today to manufacture a small aircraft”.

In July, Strata announced plans to expand its manufacturing facilities to take on the assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fins.

The expansion follows an agreement signed by the two aircraft manufacturers at the Farnborough Airshow in 2016.

“This extension of Strata plus will host the largest production line that we have,” Abdulla said. “We should be starting manufacturing next year, with deliveries starting towards the end of next year.”

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