With a capacity of 200-300 seats, the 797 would be able to carry more passengers than Boeing’s 737 aircraft, but wouldn’t be as large as a 777 aircraft. Image Credit: Courtesy: Boeing

Abu Dhabi: Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has successfully completed the industrialisation of the Airbus A350-900 elongated Flap Support Fairings (eFSFs) modification for Belgian aerospace company, Societes Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aeronautiques (SABCA), according to a statement released on Saturday.

The new eFSFs are designed to further optimise the aerodynamics, resulting in lower fuel burn and better economics for operators.

“Strata has once again proven that purposeful collaboration and technological leadership propel us to greater heights and allow us to showcase our evolving manufacturing capabilities,” said Esmail Ali Abdullah, CEO of Strata. “This latest development reinforces our strength in successfully managing complex work packages while maintaining delivery schedules.”

Thibauld Jongen, SABCA CEO, said, Strata successfully performed the manufacturing engineering activities of the elongated Flap Support Fairing and is now focusing on the demanding production ramp-up.

Strata was awarded the landmark SABCA contract in 2012 to provide FSFs for the Airbus A350-900, cementing Strata’s standing as a pivotal partner in manufacturing A350 XWB aero-structures. Strata has managed to deliver more than 606 components of the Flap Support Fairings (FSFs) to SABCA to date, it said.