Novelis have announced that it has renewed its contract with Airbus. The contract extends a successful, cooperative relationship spanning more than 30 years.
"The agreement enhances the long-term partnership between Novelis and Airbus and exemplifies our leading role in providing innovative aluminum products and solutions for the commercial aerospace industry," said Steve Fisher, President and CEO, Novelis Inc. "We are excited to continue working with Airbus while also advancing the development of valuable products at our Koblenz and Zhenjiang sites."
Novelis will supply Airbus with plates and sheets, as well as wingskins especially for the A320 aircraft family. Wingskins are particularly demanding products that require pre-machining for long components and special alloys to accommodate the most demanding aircraft industry standards.
"Our Zhenjiang plant is well-equipped to fulfill the need for wingskins, which require the highest-grade materials and precision machining," said Johan Petry, Novelis' Vice President, Aerospace and Industrial Plate. "We are proud to have this type of expertise and infrastructure, alongside our know-how and capabilities in Koblenz, to continue delivering high-quality aluminum products to Airbus."
Novelis is the only supplier that produces aluminum flat-rolled products for the aerospace industry in both Europe and Asia. The company's Zhenjiang and Koblenz sites have all the necessary certifications to fully supply the aviation industry.