14 October 2014

Goodrich prepares it´s site in Toulouse for the A350 ramp-up. An innovative robotic thrust reverser production area and a moving nacelle assembly line.

UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business formally inaugurated a new building dedicated exclusively to production of thrust reversers and the integration of nacelle systems for the Airbus A350 XWB at its Toulouse site.

The opening of the building, operated by Goodrich Aerospace Europe S.A.S., features an innovative robotic thrust reverser assembly line. The facility was dedicated during an event attended by company leaders, Airbus executives, program teams and local employees.

The new building is adjacent to the existing production facility, which is a final assembly and integration site for the nacelle systems on several Airbus programs, including the A320.

The nacelle systems for the A350 XWB, the largest nacelle ever built by the Aerostructures business, will contribute to the expected lower fuel consumption offered by the new twinjet. The new building includes a 50.000-square-foot thrust reverser robotic production area with a moving assembly line, a paint shop with an infrared curing tunnel and office space for support functions.

"We have delivered more than 15.000 nacelles to Airbus in the past 40 years and we're extremely proud to celebrate another milestone today with the inauguration of this new A350 XWB building," said UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures President Marc Duvall.

UTC Aerospace Systems provides more than 20 proprietary systems for the new Airbus A350 XWB including electric power generation and secondary distribution, wheels and carbon brakes, pilot side stick controllers, SmartProbe® air data system and various engine components.

Based on the press release “UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates new building dedicated to the thrust reverser assembly for the Airbus A350 XWB nacelle systems in Toulouse, France”

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