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News archive 2009

08-12-2009

Premium AEROTEC delivers 300th centre fuselage section for the Eurofighter

Europe’s leading aerostructure specialist focuses on highly complex aircraft structures and modules. Premium AEROTEC delivered the 300th centre fuselage section for the Eurofighter "Typhoon".


23-08-2009

Autoclave for production of the new Airbus A350 XWB arrives at Premium AEROTEC’s plant in Nordenham

Premium AEROTEC in Nordenham today took delivery of the 27 meter long autoclave, eight meters high in diameter, for production of the forward fuselage sections for the new Airbus A350 XWB. Once installed in the A350 hall currently under construction, the autoclave’s first cure cycle is planned for the turn of the year. It is expected to be fully available for production from the spring of 2010. Premium AEROTEC is the largest aerostrucures supplier for the new Airbus A350 XWB. The company between 2009 and 2011 is investing some 360 million Euros for the production infrastructures of this new aircraft.


06-08-2009

Factory hangar for the new Airbus A350 XWB shoots out of the ground

Premium AEROTEC today has begun the construction of the new 25,000 m² hangar, which will be the manufacturing plant for fiber composite components of the new Airbus A350 XWB. The last weeks already have seen the delivery of about 20 truck loads of steel to the site of the new factory, just westerly of the Impuls Arena. The shell of the building is due to be completed by the beginning of November. Premium AEROTEC is the largest aerostructures supplier for the new Airbus A350 XWB. The total investment for this new long-haul aircraft will amount to approximately €360 million between 2009 and 2011 at the Premium AEROTEC sites.


18-07-2009

EADS-CEO Louis Gallois at Premium AEROTEC

Premium AEROTEC received an endorsement of the chosen path with a visit by EADS-CEO Louis Gallois. He praised the good start of the company, which has been operative since January 2009: "Our new baby is making splendid progress." Premium AEROTEC was formed from the Airbus plants in Nordenham and Varel (Northern Germany), as well as from the EADS Defence & Security site Augsburg (in Bavaria).


17-06-2009

Premium AEROTEC has completed the first Barrier Wall for the new Airbus A330-200F

The German aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC succeeded in 20 months to develop and deliver the first Barrier Wall for the new Airbus A330-200 freighter version.


16-06-2009

Last Airbus A350 XWB CFRP demonstrator fuselage shell delivered

Premium AEROTEC delivered the door frame shell for the CFRP fuselage demonstrator from Nordenham to Airbus Operations GmbH in Hamburg for structural testing today on schedule. This marks another major milestone on the way towards serial production for the A350 XWB at Premium AEROTEC. The aerospace supplier, founded in January 2009, is the main aerostructure supplier for this new family of Airbus aircraft.


15-06-2009

Premium AEROTEC signs contract for work packages for new Airbus A350 XWB in Le Bourget making it the largest Tier-1 aerostructures supplier

The German aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC signed another contract for work packages for the new A350 XWB at the Paris Airshow 2009 in Le Bourget today. In addition to the fuselage structures for the forward fuselage section (section 13/14) and the side shells of the aft fuselage section (section 16/18), it now has also been awarded with contracts for the floor structure and the aft pressure bulkhead in the aft fuselage section (section 16/18). The volume of this order is approximately $500 million, making Premium AEROTEC the largest aerostructures supplier for this new aircraft type.


10-06-2009

Premium AEROTEC for the first time at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2009

The German aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC will be present at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget (15 – 21 June, 2009) in Hall 1, booth E 197. Operative since January 2009, it is the company’s first appearance in the year of the air show’s 100th anniversary.


07-05-2009

Premium AEROTEC delivers the fuselage structure for the 4000th member of the Airbus A320 family

The handover of the fuselage section for the 4000th member of the Airbus A320 family was today celebrated at Premium AEROTEC’s Nordenham plant in the presence of Airbus representatives and Premium AEROTEC employees.


23-04-2009

Constitution of the Supervisory Board of PremiumAEROTEC

The constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board of Premium AEROTEC GmbH took place in Augsburg today. According to German Co-determination Law, the Supervisory Board of Premium AEROTEC GmbH consists of twelve members, of whom six are elected by the shareholders and six are representatives of the employees. Dr Gerald Weber was elected as Chairmanof the Board, and Jürgen Kerner as Vice Chairman.


19-01-2009

Festive launch for Premium AEROTEC

Premium AEROTEC GmbH celebrated the company launch with simultaneous meetings at its three plants, Nordenham, Varel and Augsburg, having been connected by satellite.


02-01-2009

Premium AEROTEC is fully operational

Premium AEROTEC GmbH started its operations with legal effect on 1 January, thereby finalizing the carve-out process of the former Airbus sites in Nordenham and Varel and the former EADS site in Augsburg within the expected time frame.


01-01-2009

Start into a successful future

Premium AEROTEC GmbH started its operations with legal effect on 1 January, thereby finalizing the carve-out process of the former Airbus sites in Nordenham and Varel and the former EADS site in Augsburg within the expected time frame. The business activities of the three sites have now been transferred to the new company.