UAE-based EDGE Group entity, EPI, the precision engineering backbone of the Emirates’ aerospace and defense industry, has renewed its longstanding relationship with Airbus subsidiary STELIA Aerospace, to produce high-quality precision engineered metallic aircraft components for the A320, A330, and A340 families.
According to the statement, the renewed contract affirms the synergies that the two firms have previously shared and will continue to build in the future. The announcement was made during the ongoing Dubai Airshow, which runs until 18th November at the Dubai World Central.
EPI will manufacture aluminum frames and deliver state-of-the-art surface treatment and inspection solutions for France-based STELIA Aerospace over a multi-year period by utilizing its industry-leading experience and modern manufacturing capabilities at Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Industrial Park.
“We are very proud of our long-term partnership with STELIA Aerospace. This new agreement affirms STELIA’s confidence in EPI’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and reinforces the company’s position as one of the GCC region’s premier precision engineering facilities for the aerospace sector. In line with this agreement, we will continue to enhance our capabilities to meet the emerging needs of the industry and boost our contributions to the global aerospace domain. In doing so, we hope to support the expansion of a competitive knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.”
STELIA Aerospace, a global leader in aerostructures, designs and manufactures fuselage sections for the complete Airbus fleet of aircraft, as well as other fuselage sections, specific sub-assemblies, passenger and pilot seats. Since 2011, STELIA Aerospace has worked with EPI to produce metallic parts for the A320, A330, and A340 families.
EPI produces high-quality complex engineering components for the defense, aerospace, and oil & gas (O&G) sectors and is equipped with advanced capabilities and cutting tools to carry out manufacturing engineering, machining, surface treatment, coating, repairing, and assemblies.