UAE's Strata extends agreement to supply Pilatus Aircraft

Al Ain-based aero-structure manufacturer to make flap track fairings for the world's first 'Super Versatile Jet'
UAE's Strata extends agreement to supply Pilatus Aircraft
The new agreement will see Strata manufacture PC-24 flap track fairings and comes exactly a year after the two major manufacturers signed a landmark partnership on the PC-24.
By Staff writer
Sun 19 May 2019 12:00 PM

UAE's Strata Manufacturing (Strata) has extended its agreement with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to cover a new composite work package for the PC-24, a twin-engine business jet.

The new agreement will see Strata manufacture PC-24 flap track fairings and comes exactly a year after the two major manufacturers signed a landmark partnership on the PC-24.

The expanded deal positions Strata as the major supplier of both belly and flap track fairings for the world’s first ‘Super Versatile Jet’.

Commenting on the new contract award, Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata, stated: “During the past 12 months, Strata worked diligently to ensure the smooth delivery of the belly fairing for Pilatus’ ground-breaking aircraft. Our production and delivery track record have exceeded expectations and, ultimately, led to the award of this new work package.

“Pilatus is a key customer of our global partner network and this extended agreement highlights Strata’s advanced technological capabilities in the global aerospace supply chain – including our UAE-made components.”

Strata Manufacturing an advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company.

The first flap track fairings – designed to cover the gaps between aircraft parts to reduce drag and improve appearance – will be delivered for First Article Inspection by the end of this year.

Strata works with leading aircraft manufacturers, including Airbus, Boeing, Leonardo, and Pilatus. Based at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata supports the development of a leading aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi as part of the emirate’s economic diversification initiatives. The homegrown manufacturer employs more than 700 people of 30 different nationalities – with more than half of its workforce being represented by Emirati nationals.

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