News archive 2012
The successful ramp-up of production for the new A400M transport aircraft is key for Premium AEROTEC in establishing its position in future military aircraft construction. The company is putting all the necessary attention on the upcoming increase in production
Premium AEROTEC has demonstrated its expertise in the development and manufacture of civil production programmes by delivering parts and components for more than 5,200 aircraft in the A320 Family, around 1,300 aircraft in the A330/A340 Family and over 100 A380s.
Premium AEROTEC has so far delivered more than 420 centre fuselage sections for the Eurofighter Typhoon, underscoring its significant role in military aircraft construction. Besides an internationally acknowledged role as a strong partner in the civil aviation sector, Premium AEROTEC’s participation in the Eurofighter and the A400M transport aircraft is of great importance to the company in both economic and technological terms.
To maintain a long-term position as a leading supplier of complex aerostructures against international competition, experience and know-how are essential, alongside state-of-the-art production processes. Dedicated and talented employees are vital to bring in this factor.
Premium AEROTEC is ready for the next generation of aircraft: following the successful first deliveries in all its work packages, the company is now fully concentrating on its production ramp-up.
Premium AEROTEC has developed and manufactured a wing spar with a sinewave-shaped web from carbon fibre composites (CFC), thus demonstrating a possible application of CFC materials in wing construction. The component was the result of a two-year technology project in collaboration with Boeing. Premium AEROTEC is exhibiting a corresponding demonstrator at the ILA in Berlin.
At this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show, Premium AEROTEC will put the spotlight on the versatile ways that carbon fibre composites (CFC) can be used in aircraft construction. The latest generation of passenger aircraft demonstrates the significant progress that has been made in the industrial application of this innovative material.
Premium AEROTEC has attracted the attention of the Federal Minister of Economics: Dr. Philipp Rösler visited the Augsburg plant, where he was briefed on the leading aviation supplier’s economic situation and performance capabilities. He had already visited the company at its Varel site in Lower Saxony about a year ago.
As the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Premium AEROTEC, Michael Colberg (48) will in future be responsible for the aviation supplier’s entire production. His new role also makes him a member of the Premium AEROTEC Board of Management. Colberg is currently Production Director at Daimler AG in Düsseldorf and will assume his new position as of 1 October 2012.
Bavaria’s labour minister Christine Haderthauer awards aerospace supplier Premium AEROTEC the OHRIS certificate during a visit at the company’s site in Augsburg.
From now on, when competing for the most talented engineers, Premium AEROTEC will have not just the fascination of aviation to build on but an independent seal of approval, too: the aerostructures supplier was classed as a “Top Employer for Engineers” in a nationwide study.
At the end of March, Paris will once again be the scene of futuristic technology and lightweight construction. At JEC, the world’s largest composites show, scheduled for 27 to 29 March, the focus will be on new and innovative materials, their industrial processing and their application in modern high-tech products. Premium AEROTEC, Europe’s largest aerostructures supplier, is using the annual trade fair to showcase its abilities in the area of manufacturing technologies and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) aerostructures.