Strata to manufacture hot press parts in UAE with Swiss firm Pilatus

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Officials of Strata & Pilatus at the agreement signing ceremony

UAE Advanced Manufacturing pioneer, Strata and Pilatus, the leading Swiss aerospace manufacturer, has stepped up operations with a brand new package of far-reaching operations.

This milestone deal is expected to be beneficial for both partners, but will further cement Strata’s commitment to its status as a leading Emirati manufacturer, capitalizing on local talent and vision.

The newly updated agreement between Strata and Pilatus extends the Al Ain manufacturers’ cooperation with the Swiss OEM to add the production of Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet interiors.

Strata will hence manufacture hot press parts for the first time in the UAE, that will be added to its current Pilatus work packages, which include the PC-24 Belly Fairings, Flap Track Fairings, Pylon Fairings, Bullet Fairing, and Tail Cone, all of which bear the Al Ain manufacturer’s ‘Made with Pride in the UAE’ seal of quality.

With rapid turnarounds aiming for commencement in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023, this collation of packages will showcase Strata’s operational excellence for the benefit of the industry as a whole. Both parties have reported that Strata will be further integrated, not least as an engineering partner for Design Organization (DO), wherein that signature commitment to excellence will be realized to its full potential.

Ismail Ali Abdulla
Ismail Ali Abdulla
CEO – Strata

“In Strata’s 12-year history, our name has become synonymous with quality and pride. As a champion of the UAE’s homegrown manufacturing sector, our ability to scale up production is a testament to what can be achieved in this country and how we can positively impact the global aerospace industry.”

Strata has committed to a 70 percent Emiratization rate for the project, and will be utilizing their next-gen Hot Press technology alongside a suite of Autoclave products. Coupled with an extensive application of Carbon Fiber as the principal material across numerous processes, the partnership with Pilatus is primed to be genuinely game-changing.

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