New Era of Collaboration Between NWAA & Airbus

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new era of collaboration opportunities to explore Supply Chain development, Sustainability and organisation evolution between NWAA and Airbus at a successful strategy meeting, behind the scenes tour and site visit of the Airbus site in Broughton.

NWAA met with Airbus leaders Helen Swift UK Public Affairs Manager across the Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space and Helicopters divisions, Beth Owen Head of Operations for Panel Assembly and Paul Kilmister Head of Supply Chain Operations UK for a tour of the site to observe innovative engineering, modern manufacturing and assembly in their state of the art facility, where Airbus aim to meet rate 75 in as little as 2-3 years and to further discuss current and future problems with its complex global supply chain challenges.
NWAA are excited to work in closer collaboration with Airbus identifying new opportunities for its members.

Paula Gill CEO for NWAA “It was a great pleasure to visit Airbus today, and an honour to be able to see the facility and development of the Wing of Tomorrow programme, exploring radical new approaches to the design and manufacture of aircraft wings. The team is investigating the best materials, manufacturing, assembly techniques and new technologies in aerodynamics and wing architecture. This future technology is driven by the sustainability goals set by Airbus which is a core focus for the industry. We look forward to working closely with the team at Airbus, and to enabling opportunities for the North West businesses and supply chain to support Airbus in achieving their future goals”.

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