Berwyn, Pennsylvania -- Triumph Group Inc. says its subsidiary, Triumph Insulation Systems, has entered into a long-term contract with Daher-Socata, a subsidiary of Daher Group, to provide the full life-cycle of thermal and acoustic insulation systems for the international aerospace market.
The cooperation agreement will start in Europe on the A320, A330 and A350 programmes for which the two equipment manufacturers have contracts to supply and install insulation systems to Airbus. Triumph and Daher-Socata will provide the insulation systems engineering on these three projects.
The systems manufacturing will be shared, with Triumph producing large volumes from its existing operations in Beijing, China, and Daher fabricating the small series of systems at its facility in St Nazaire, France. Installation into the aircraft will be done directly in the final assembly lines in St Nazaire and Hamburg.
Richard Ill, Triumph's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are very excited about the expansion of our business with Airbus and having Daher as a partner is key to that endeavour. Triumph views this business venture as being a next logical step in providing what the airframe manufacturers expect from their major suppliers and believe that this is the first of many collaborative efforts that may be considered and achieved with Daher."
Triumph Group, headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad range of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.