50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site

Download: Printable PDF Date: 14 Dec 2017 06:22 category:
Publisher:
Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Helicopters

On 1 December 2017, Airbus Helicopters celebrated the inauguration of its Paris-Le Bourget site, where  helicopter blades are now being produced for the Airbus range. The blade-specific specialisation is part of the manufacturer’s industrial strategy.

Covering an area of 18 hectares and with a total investment of more than 100 M€, the new Paris-Le Bourget site was conceived as a model for modern and digitalised production. The use of automation and cobotisation – the coexisting work performed by people and robots – will play a major role in how the site functions. Because production is organised by type of work rather than by product produced, variations in work load are able to be accommodated in a more flexible way than before. 640 employees, 100 students, interns and temporary workers work in a 35,000 m² hangar to produce and repair around 4,000 blades a year.

EXPH 1763 11

The transfer of Airbus’ La Courneuve activities to Paris-Le Bourget was more than just a relocation; it represents a transformation project that affects the site’s organisation of work, industrial processes, and ultimately, the company’s competitiveness. Further, it encompasses an extremely ambitious objective: to reduce production costs and manufacturing cycles for helicopters. The relocation also foreshadows Airbus Helicopters’ new industrial structure and the high level of specialisation at individual sites. Over time, Paris-Le Bourget will design and manufacture all Airbus helicopter blades.

EXPH 1763 16 (1)

 



Loading comments for Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site...


Recommended

Piper Announces Jet-A Powered Seminole

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that they have selected the Continental Motors Group new CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the Piper PA-44 Seminole. The world's le...

Airbus’ A330neo continues toward its 2018 service entry

Flight evaluations take two A330neo test aircraft to locations around the globe The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable tw...

Deer Jet Repair Certificate and Protection Plans to Benefit Users

Deer Jet has accomplished FAA annual tests on continuous updated maintenance procedures and regulations, gaining the company a FAA repair station approval. The certificate makes of the company one of...

MENA Aerospace Strikes Major Deal with HAITEC

Partnership with FAA-certified German firm to provide MRO services from the Bahrain hangar.       MENA Aerospace, the wholly Bahrain-owned provider of comprehensive aviation...