Composite aero structures manufacturing company to build empennage ribs for aircraft
Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has announced a new contract award with Boeing.
The deal is to manufacture composite empennage ribs for Boeing’s new 777X airplane, Strata said in a statement.
The agreement is Strata’s first contracted statement of work for the 777X program, enabling the company to expand its role as a direct composite aero structures supplier to the US aviation giant.
Strata said it will manufacture 777X empennage ribs at its facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park in Abu Dhabi. This is the fourth work package that Boeing has awarded to Strata since 2013.
Strata already manufactures empennage ribs for the 777 and vertical fin ribs for the 787 Dreamliner. In the future, Strata will be a supplier of the 787-vertical fin.
“Boeing is proud to advance our mutually beneficial strategic partnership with Mubadala in ways we strongly believe are delivering long-term benefits to the UAE’s economy and Boeing’s business growth,” said Bernard Dunn, president, Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
“Building on its production for the 777 and 787, Strata will produce composite aero structures for the 777X, the world’s most efficient twinjet and an airplane selected by UAE customers.”
“The new 777X contract underscores Strata’s strong reputation, and the confidence of our partners, which we have earned by delivering high quality components to a globally renowned aviation giant,” added Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO, Strata.
“Strata continues to be a leading example and proof that ‘Made in the UAE’ isn’t a goal for tomorrow, but a reality of today. Strata holds an important role in the evolution of Abu Dhabi towards becoming a global aerospace hub, and has become one of the leading employers for high value and fulfilling careers in the UAE.”