Fokker Elmo, part of Fokker Technologies, has been selected by the aircraft manufacturer Airbus for the design and manufacturing of two Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) packages, one for the A320neo aircraft and another for the A320 equipped with the new Sharklet large wingtip device.
The majority of the Fokker Elmo design and development effort will take place on-site at Airbus in Toulouse, a group of highly qualified specialists will work together with the Airbus team. These activities will start immediately. The manufacturing activities which are planned to start this year for one package and next year for the other, will be supported by the Fokker Elmo subsidiaries in The Netherlands and China.
The new contracts confirm Fokker Elmo’s position as a strategic Electrical Wiring Interconnection System supplier to Airbus. Fokker Elmo also provides other EWIS packages to Airbus on the A320, A340, A380 and A400M. The company’s order portfolio further includes an extensive range of commercial and military aircraft and engines. The Fokker Elmo proprietary Wiring Design and Manufacturing System provides a unique and innovative toolset to support aircraft manufacturers worldwide.
Fokker Elmo President, Mr. Jan Lagasse stated: “We are truly excited about expanding our strategic relationship with Airbus. We are proud to be part of Airbus tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation, and delighted to contribute to one of the most popular aircraft programs in the world.“
Source: Fokker Aerostructures
Date: May 22, 2012