Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 December 2019

Strata delivers new parts for Boeing planes

Al Ain-based firm delivers first set of empennage ribs for 777X

A worker at one of Strata's manufacturing facilities at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. Courtesy Strata Manufacturing
A worker at one of Strata's manufacturing facilities at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. Courtesy Strata Manufacturing

Strata Manufacturing, a unit of Mubadala Investment Company, has delivered its first shipment of empennage ribs for the 777X, the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet produced by Boeing.

“As we embark on our second decade of operations, this milestone delivery is a new chapter in our ongoing success story with a long-trusted partner such as Boeing,” said Ismail Ali Abdulla, chief executive of Strata in a statement.

The announcement, made during Dubai Airshow 2019, follows an agreement signed between Strata and Boeing during the Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit in April 2018. The agreement marked the fourth work package Boeing has awarded to Strata since 2013.

“This delivery is an important milestone in reinforcing the value and capability Strata offers Boeing and its airline customers,” said Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East North Africa and Turkey.

“Since Strata was founded 10 years ago, we have worked closely to expand the global supply of aerospace composites and meet Boeing requirements for quality and affordability.”

The Al Ain-based firm also manufactures empennage ribs for Boeing's 777 and vertical fin ribs for the 787 Dreamliner.

Strata is the Arabian Gulf’s only active producer of aircraft components and is a key part of the UAE's efforts to diversify its economy away from oil as it builds its manufacturing base.

Updated: November 20, 2019 05:29 PM

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