75 years of aircraft construction in Nordenham: Premium AEROTEC celebrates with grand Family Day

The aerostructures company Premium AEROTEC held a Family Day at its Nordenham plant on Saturday, thus also celebrating an anniversary: 75 years of aircraft construction in Nordenham. The nearly 2,700 employees were invited to show their families the sites modern aircraft component production facilities, and some more than 20,000 visitors took advantage of that opportunity.

Hans Lonsinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premium AEROTEC, said: “We have every reason to celebrate. Over the past 75 years, the Nordenham plant has always been at the forefront of new developments in the aviation sector. We are continuing this tradition as Premium AEROTEC. Our new activities focus on the automated production of aircraft fuselages from carbon fibre composites. This is our investment in the future, thus complementing our world-class expertise in metallic aerostructures.“

“At our Nordenham plant, we are justifiably proud of the great expertise in aircraft construction that we have built up and are constantly expanding. This is due in large part to the commitment of all our employees, without whom it is not possible continuously to deliver on schedule,” said Helmut Färber, plant manager of Premium AEROTEC in Nordenham. “This Family Day is also a big thank-you to all our employees and their families. Their outstanding achievements and willingness to work were the greatest contributing factors to our joint success.”

The Family Day offered something for everyone: a special exhibition illustrated the 75-year history of aircraft construction at the Nordenham plant. All areas of manufacturing, including the new A350 XWB panel fabrication, were on show to the Family Day visitors. There was plenty of opportunity for excitement, fun and games too: other highlights of the day included a ‘family park’, a quiz with fantastic prizes, an opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the Wesermarsch district from a helicopter, flight simulations in a Tornado cockpit, and a full-scale mock-up of the Eurofighter. There was also an exhibition hall in which the Augsburg, Bremen, Nordenham and Varel plants presented their core competencies, providing an overall view of Premium AEROTEC’s business activities. A concert of live music marked the end of an exciting day for the employees and their families.

Premium AEROTEC GmbH has over 6,000 employees and generated revenues of 1.1 billion euros in 2009. Its core business is the development and manufacturing of metal and carbon composite aerostructures and the associated equipment and production systems. The company has production plants in Augsburg, Bremen, Nordenham and Varel.