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Pilatus takes first step in planned long-term composite manufacturing deal with UAE's Strata

Posted 30 April 2018 · Add Comment

Mubadala subsidiary Strata had a busy morning at the opening day of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi as it inked another composite aerostructure deal with a European manufacturer.


A contract for manufacturing the belly fairings for the new “super-versatile” PC-24 twin-engine business jet was signed at the event with Swiss airframer Pilatus.
The UAE company said the manufacturing of the PC-24 belly fairings is the first step of a long-term agreement between Pilatus and Strata targeting the production of the complete PC-24 composite shipset requirement in the UAE.
Ismail Abdulla, CEO of Strata said: “This partnership with Pilatus marks the expansion of Strata’s global business portfolio as it takes on new projects and enhances its competitiveness in the global aerospace sector. Our advanced technological operations and growing local capabilities demonstrate that the company is ready to venture into new territories and explore competing opportunities that will drive our business forward.”
Fredy Glarner, VP manufacturing at Pilatus said the partnership is a key element of the Pilatus strategy for the UAE to embed Strata into its global supply chain. “It is also envisioned to become a pillar in our portfolio of local manufacturing projects. We look forward to growing the relationship with Strata and we are confident that it will be a driving force to further the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 objectives,” Glarner said.
 

Saif Ali Al Dahbashi, Head of Production at Strata, and Fredy Glarner, Vice President, Manufacturing at Pilatus, signed an agreement to manufacture Belly Fairings for the PC-24 in the presence of (L-R): Ismail Abdulla, CEO of Strata; Badr Al Olama, Director of Mubadala’s Aerospace division; Johan Van Nieuwenhuizen, Director of Industrial Participation at Pilatus; and Luca Fabbricotti, Manager of Industrial Participation at Pilatus.

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