Airbus is advancing its industrial system and expanding ramp-up capacity with a new automated A321XLR equipping hangar, which was officially opened yesterday by Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher and German Aerospace Coordinator Anna Christmann…..CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
A statement by the media consultant to the company in Nigeria, said that with this, Airbus continues its modernisation and digitalisation of its industrial system and expands its capacity for the rate ramp-up in the A320 programme to 75 in 2026.
André Walter, Head of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Production in Germany said that Airbus Hamburg site plays a significant role in the development and production of the A321XLR.
He said that with the company’s new, state-of-the-art equipment installation hangar, it was now expanding its capacity to manufacture A321 fuselages and making an important contribution to supporting the ramp up.
“At the same time, we are reaffirming the importance of Hamburg for Airbus. The design of the building reflects the latest standards in production and sustainability,” he said.
Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg said Hamburg is the central location for Airbus’ single-aisle development and production.
With the A321XLR, the new flagship of the A320 Family, he said would be assembled at the Finkenwerder site, setting new standards in terms of sustainability, efficiency and range.
“The start of production in the new equipment installation hangar is an important project for Hamburg as the world’s third largest civil aviation center,” he said.
“This investment in the A321XLR equipment installation hangar at the Airbus Hamburg site is an important milestone towards transitioning aviation to climate neutrality. This transformation is the key to making Germany a future-oriented and competitive aerospace location,” said Anna Christmann, the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy.
Christmann further expressed delight that Airbus was positioning itself as a trailblaser in sustainable aviation and that it was pulling together to accelerate progress towards climate-neutral aviation even further.
In the new equipment installation hangar, with 9,600 m2 of production space, designated H259, all the components of the rear fuselages of the A321XLR aircraft – also built in Hamburg – will be installed and mounted.
The hangar is equipped with a full range of state-of-the-art technologies for operations and manufacturing, such as automated logistics, fully digital systems, and test stations that can output the status of each fuselage section (both in terms of logistics and resources) at any time…..CONTINUE READING