Subscribe Free
in Maintenance

EPI expands facility to manufacture 787 Dreamliner Metallic Parts in the UAE

Posted 29 September 2020 · Add Comment

EPI, the precision engineering company, is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to support the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

 

EPI is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to support the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Image:  EPI

EPI will machine aluminium trailing edge ribs for use in the 787-commercial aircraft. The serial assembly lines will be an extension to the Abu Dhabi facility, with the processed parts additionally going through EPI’s surface treatment plant launched last year.

 

Established in April 2019, the plant is part of an industrial collaboration agreement between Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (Boeing) and EPI, to build a chemical processing plant that would ramp up its existing production capabilities, and move beyond machining and into aircraft assembly for aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

 

Speaking on the occasion, Khalid Al Breiki, President – Mission Support, EDGE, said: “In recent years, the UAE has significantly amplified its domestic manufacturing capabilities and the opportunities facilitated by Tawazun - between Boeing and EPI - contributes to this rapidly growing infrastructure. Backed by our industry-leading expertise in specialised equipment and engagements with other leading OEMs, we are proud to expand our support for the 787 programme and are focused on delivering high-quality components for Boeing and its customers.”

 

He added: “Our continued relationship with Boeing is symbolic of the partnerships we build and value. Today’s announcement expanding EPI’s manufacturing capabilities is an encouraging indicator for the region’s aerospace and defence industries and we look forward to exploring similar opportunities in the coming years.”

 

“This contract with EPI will expand the capability and capacity of Boeing’s global supply chain while supporting further development of the UAE’s aerospace industry,” said Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “Adding EPI as a new supplier for the 787 Dreamliner, is a prime example of our mutually beneficial approach to engagement in the UAE.”

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Children fly free with Etihad Airways

Adults who book their next flight to Abu Dhabi or Dubai with Etihad Airways can take their children for free.

IATA CEO speaks The World Tourism Organisation

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said during a speech at The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) that we will not be able to eliminate the risk of Covid-19 in any foreseeable timeline, so we must learn to manage the risk of it.

Emirates and Etihad trial IATA Travel Pass

Both Emirates and Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government

Gulf Air signs MoU with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Gulf Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport), aiming to build connectivity between the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Jazeera Airways takes delivery of new Airbus A320neo

Jazeera Airways has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A320neo aircraft which landed at Kuwait International Airport on January 16, growing its fleet to 15 aircraft.

Turkish Airlines launches new hygiene programme

Turkish Airlines has launched a new hygiene programme 'TK Extra Care', which highlights new protective hygiene measures, in collaboration with the global carrier’s ambassador Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of the

NAVDEX 2021 SK26221
See us at
CONNECT BT0610090421IDEX 2021 BT26221Aviation Africa 2021 BTNNWorld Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2021