EPI expands hardware manufacturing facility for Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the UAE

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 ABI today announced the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities to support the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on the sidelines of the Global Aviation Industry Summit, which is being held virtually in Abu Dhabi on 28 and 29 September.

Under the announcement, EPI will manufacture aluminum tail wings for use in the 787 commercial Dreamliner aircraft. The serial assembly lines will be an extension of the company’s Abu Dhabi facility lines, as the manufactured parts will also undergo surface treatment at the EPI facility. Launched last year.

The facility was established in April 2019, as part of an industrial cooperation agreement between the Equilibrium Economic Council “Tawazun” and Boeing Defense, Space and Security Company “Boeing” and “EPI” company with the aim of establishing a chemical treatment plant that enhances current production capabilities and expands existing automated manufacturing capabilities. To include aircraft assembly for OEMs in the aerospace sector.

Khalid Al-Braiki, Head of Mission Support at Edge, said: In recent years, the UAE has doubled its local industrial capabilities significantly. Accelerated manufacturing infrastructure … In this context, we are proud to expand our support for the 787 Dreamliner production program, with our focus on providing high-quality components to Boeing and its customers, based on our leading regional expertise in the manufacture of specialized equipment, and our contracts with OEMs around the world .

Al-Braiki added: Our continuing relationship with Boeing represents a symbol of the partnerships that we are keen to build and cherish. Today’s announcement of the expansion of EPI’s manufacturing capabilities is a positive indication of the development of the defense and air industries in the region, and we aspire to explore more similar opportunities. During the coming years.

Bernard Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey said: This contract with EPI will expand the capabilities and capabilities of the global supply chain for the Boeing program and support further development of the aviation industry in the UAE, and is considered an addition. EPI as a new supplier of 787 Dreamliner parts is a perfect example of our benefit-sharing approach with our partners in the UAE.

The all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner forms a highly efficient commercial aircraft family that includes large jet aircraft configurations and their speeds in the mid-market category .. The 787 family of aircraft has been designed with high efficiency that allows airlines to open new profitable routes and transport people to their destinations in exceptional comfort .. and since its entry Entered into service in 2011, the 787s operate more than 1,900 airlines, and operate more than 300 non-stop airlines around the world.

This agreement enhances the reputation of EPI, a leading producer of commercial aircraft components. Earlier this year, the company became the main regional manufacturer of parts for Airbus aircraft.

The company manufactures extremely complex engineering components for the defense, aviation, oil and gas sectors within its advanced facility in Abu Dhabi.

The company’s capabilities range from manufacturing engineering, machine processing, surface treatment and heat treatment, coating and laboratory manufacturing of cutting and testing tools.

EPI is part of the EDGE mission support sector, the advanced technology pool for the defense sector, and other fields in the UAE, which opened in November 2019.