The Fifth AFP MTorres Machine for A350 XWB Wing Spars Manufacturing Starts Production in GKN Aerospace

May 29 2017

Spirit Aerosystems and GKN have started production of their respective AFP machines, Torres fiberlayup machines 5 for A350 XWB Wing Spars Manufacturing. At the GKN Western Approach plant, Bristol (UK), the rear spars of the A350 wing box are manufactured in three pieces; while Spirit Aerosystems Kinston (USA) plant is responsible for the front spar pieces.

These five AFP MTorres installation allows GKN to cope with the Airbus maximum rate of 13 ss/month. GKN has also got a Torres layup machine to manufacture the spars of A400M of Airbus.

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