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26/01/21
AE Aerospace, a firm based in the West Midlands, has won a contract to supply components for the Airbus A220.

Reporting on the news, Production Engineering Solutions noted that this contract will boost sales levels at the firm back to where they were in 2019, before the pandemic hit and the aerospace sector took a significant knock.

Airbus has awarded AE Aerospace a three-year contract, with the news provider pointing out that this lucrative deal is in part due to the company’s continued investment in its facilities, manufacturing technology and team.

The news provider also revealed that, due to the investment in technology and facilities, the company was able to offer the manufacture of the required components at a more competitive price.

Peter Bruch, managing director at AE Aerospace, told the publication that the order is a “welcome boost”, not only to the company but also the West Midlands. He added that it also ensures jobs in the UK.

There are currently two aircraft in the A220 range, both of which are single-aisle aircraft that, according to the company, are designed to cater for the 100-150 seat segment.

The A220-100 and A220-300 share over 99 per cent parts commonality, as well as the same pilot rating. What’s more, they are highly fuel efficient, delivering 25 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than any previous generation aircraft. They also generate lower emissions and half the noise footprint.

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