Strata adds new work package to its existing production for 777 and 787 programs.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has made an announcement on signing a new contract award with Boeing [NYSE: BA], to manufacture composite empennage ribs for Boeing’s new 777X airplane.
The agreement, announced at the Global Aerospace Summit, is Strata’s first contracted statement of work for the 777X program, enabling the company to expand its role as a direct composite aero structures supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Strata will manufacture 777X empennage ribs at its state-of-the-art facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This is the fourth work package that Boeing has awarded to Strata since 2013. Strata already manufactures empennage ribs for the 777 and vertical fin ribs for the 787 Dreamliner. In the future, Strata will be a supplier of the 787-vertical fin.
These achievements build on the strategic partnership between Boeing and Mubadala, a business development and investment company of the Abu Dhabi government, established in 2009. Enabled by Tawazun Economic Council under the Tawazun Economic program, both Strata and Boeing are advancing the commercial aviation industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in support of Abu Dhabi’s goals to become a global aerospace hub and diversify its economy. Strata is the first composite aero structures supplier to Boeing in the Arab world.