Constellium has signed a contract with Airbus to support all of the European group’s aircraft programmes. The agreement – currently under Airbus Group corporate approval – further solidifies Constellium's long-standing partnership with Airbus.
Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus with a broad range of advanced aluminium rolled products for airframes including wing skin panels, aero-sheets for fuselage panels, as well as rectangular and pre-machined plates for structural components.
As part of the agreement, Constellium and Airbus will deepen their cooperation in logistic and recycling solutions to reduce inventories along the supply chain and support the ramp up of key Airbus programs such as the A320neo and the A350 XWB.
In support of Airbus' continuous improvement targets, Constellium is committed to increasing the buy-to-fly ratio by developing and implementing near-net shaped and pre-machined products.
This contract follows a partnership agreement signed with Airbus in 2010 that marked the introduction of AIRWARE technology on the A350 XWB.
Products will be delivered mainly from Constellium plants in Ravenswood (United States) and Issoire (France). The specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.