By Gavin Gibbon
The PC-24, Pilatus' new class of bespoke business jet, is specifically engineered to take-off and land from unpaved runways
Mubadala-owned Strata Manufacturing has delivered its first shipset of Flap Track Fairings for the PC-24, twin-engine Super Versatile Jet, produced by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.
The delivery of the first shipset of Flap Track Fairings, which are designed to enhance the aerodynamic of the aircraft, reduce drag and improve appearance, comes eight months after an agreement was signed between the two companies.
The first shipset delivery comprised 22 components, while Strata aims to deliver the next 40 shipsets of Flap Track Fairings comprising 880 components to Pilatus within this year.
The partnership between Strata and Pilatus began in April 2018 when the two companies signed a long-term agreement to manufacture the PC-24 Belly Fairings.
Made up of 25 sub-assemblies designed to reduce drag on the Swiss aircraft manufacturer’s flagship business jet, Strata successfully delivered the first shipset of belly fairings in just eight months and has to date successfully shipped 40 shipsets of belly fairings comprising 1,160 components to Pilatus.
"As we continue to expand our capabilities and business portfolio from our state-of-the-art facility in Al Ain, we intend to further strengthen our partnership with Pilatus and underline our credential as a true UAE success story with a vision to become a global frontrunner in this field," said Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata.
The PC-24, Pilatus’ new class of bespoke business jet, is specifically engineered to take-off and land from unpaved runways.
Roman Emmenegger, VP manufacturing at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, added: "The delivery of the first complete PC-24 Flap Track Fairing shipset in just eight months after contract signature in May last year is a very significant milestone that again demonstrates the capabilities and performance of Strata.”
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