SWEDEN- The framework agreement between Saab and Boeing represents an extension of a preexisting contract initially inked with Boeing back in 2004, specifically relating to the 787 Dreamliner program.
Over the course of the program’s existence, Saab has already supplied more than 1,100 shipsets for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program.
Saab to Make Boeing 787 Cargo Doors
“This contract extension reaffirms our role as a valued partner to Boeing in the highly successful 787 program, which ranks among the world’s top-selling widebody aircraft. It further solidifies our enduring and productive collaboration with Boeing, encompassing both the commercial aerostructures sector and our involvement with the T-7A trainer program on the defense front,” remarked Lars Tossman, the head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area.
Saab boasts extensive experience in providing major aerostructures for a variety of aircraft programs, both military and commercial. Similar to several other significant 787 components, these doors will primarily consist of composite materials.
They will incorporate various systems within their composite structures, delivering Boeing lightweight doors that are straightforward to install.
Airbus Tata Partnership for A320neo Doors
On 29 March 2023, European manufacturer Airbus gave a contract to Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) to make the cargo and bulk cargo doors of Airbus A320neo.
This will help the French-based aerospace company to boost Airbus’ competitiveness in the narrowbody airliner market. Furthermore will support them in enhancing its A320 program.
Further, TASL, in its state-of-the-art new facility at Hyderabad, will make this door with the help of automated and robotic technology. They will produce two sets of cargo doors and one bulk cargo door for A320neo aircraft, one of the best-selling airliners in the 21st century.
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