Corporation "Irkut" solemnly handed over to Airbus 500th anniversary kit niche nose landing gear for the A320 Family. The event was part of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013 with Oleg Demchenko, President of the Corporation "Irkut" Christopher Buckley, Airbus Vice President of Sales for Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific, and Raphael Duflo, Director of Procurement Aerolia.
Cooperation Airbus c Corporation "Irkut" began in 2004 when an agreement was signed for the supply of components within the strategic partnership program A320. Corporation "Irkut" has received a large number of orders for the supply of niches nose landing gear, flap track and keel beams. The first set of niches nose landing gear was handed over to Airbus in 2007, and since 2009, the Corporation "Irkut" supplies the components of Aerolia, which produces the fuselage nose section 320. During this time the Corporation "Irkut" has gradually increased its production volumes, and currently provides 12 sets of wheel bays per month.
President of the Corporation "Irkut" Oleg Demchenko said: "The production of components for the A320 leading European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has become for our corporation is one of the important areas of international industrial cooperation. During the implementation of this program, the corporation confirmed the high quality of its products and its compliance with international standards."
"In twenty years of working with Russian companies, Airbus has created a unique cooperation program, which covers all the stages of creating aircraft, from research and design to delivery of materials and finished components" — said Christopher Buckley, Airbus Vice President of Sales for Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. "Now, every third aircraft of the A320 family has components made by Russian plants. Intend to continue to develop and strengthen cooperation with our Russian partner, the Corporation" Irkut ".
"We are pleased with the results of" Irkut "and the quality of products supplied to us. Today's anniversary delivery — an important milestone in the development of relations between our two companies. We intend to continue to develop our partnership with the Corporation" Irkut "both by the increase in the volume of products supplied, so and to expand its range, "- said Rafael Duflo, Purchasing Director AEROLIA.
JSC "Corporation" Irkut "is part of the KLA. Company — one of the leaders of the Russian aircraft industry. During the last 10 years, the company's revenue has increased more than 3 times. Corporation's product line of" Irkut "includes multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm, supplied by the Ministry of Defense, export Su-30MK combat training a new generation of aircraft Yak-130, which are successfully used in the Air Force of Russia and abroad. Corporation as the lead singer is actively working on a family of short-medium range aircraft MS-21.
Airbus — the world's leading manufacturer of the most modern aircraft family from 100 to over 500 seats. The company has sold more than 13 200, and has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft 500 customers and operators worldwide. Airbus Headquarters is located in Toulouse.
AEROLIA — division of EADS, one of the leaders in the production of ready-made sections of the aircraft fuselage. Production facilities are located in France (Meolt, Saint-Nazaire, Toulouse), Canada, Germany, China, South Korea, Tunisia and the UAE.