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Stelia Aerospace delivers first A321XLR elements assembled on its sites

Posted 28 June 2021 · Add Comment

Stelia Aerospace has just delivered to Airbus the first fuselage sections it has been assigned for the A321XLR (Extra Long Range) programme, the brand new member of the Airbus single- aisle family.

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Stelia Aerospace is in charge of the design, manufacturing and assembly of all the sections of the front fuselage of the A321XLR.


The Méaulte and Rochefort sites have thus each delivered, today, three of the six sections composing this fuselage. This delivery materialises the work carried out since 2019 by many Stelia Aerospace sites and subsidiaries: Toulouse and Rochefort for design and development; Saint-Nazaire, Stelia Tunisia and ACAM (Morocco) for the production of elementary parts and equipped sub-assemblies; Méaulte and Rochefort for the final assembly of the sections.


The A321XLR requires modifications on all the sections of the front fuselage with reference to the previous versions, regarding the structure and the equipment support. It benefits from the highest standards in terms of quality adopted by Stelia Aerospace on its modernised production lines in the frame of its “Industry of the Future” strategy (robotisation, augmented reality, digitalisation...)


Stelia Aerospace is currently developing its brand new ‘OPERA’ seat, destined for the A320 family ‘Airspace’ cabin, which includes the A321XLR, and enables a modular business class type configuration, with a level of comfort equivalent to that of a wide-body on a single-aisle.


“In the name of Stelia Aerospace, I am very happy and proud to have delivered today, according to schedule, our first elements for the A321XLR, the latest member of the Airbus single-aisle family, which will be a real game-changer on the long-range market. We have successfully completed the challenge of delivering in extremely short lead times,” said Cédric Gautier, CEO of Stelia Aerospace.

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