Airbus and Aerolia celebrate 500th ship-set from Irkut
Airbus and Aerolia celebrate the delivery of the 500th ship-set of the nose landing gear bay for the A320 Family. The event took place at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013.
Airbus started its partnership with Irkut Corporation in 2004 by signing an agreement for components supply as part of the strategic industrial partnership for the A320 programme.
Irkut received major work packages which included the supply of keel beam, flap track and the nose landing gear bay for the A320 Family. The first ship-set of the nose-landing gear bay was delivered first to Airbus in 2007 then to Aerolia from 2009 when the company took over the production for Airbus of the nose landing gear bay. Ever since Irkut has been gradually increasing the production rates of this very complex component and is currently supplying 12 ship-sets per month.
“Producing A320 Family components for Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, guided us towards playing a key role in international industrial cooperation. During our long term partnership, Irkut Corporation demonstrated to produce to a high level of quality components, fully in line with international standards,” said Oleg Demchenko, President of Irkut Corporation.