Nordam will use its proven engineering and supply chain teams to provide Airbus with engine build-up system design and related component procurement. Although the Tulsa-based aerospace firm’s Nacelle & Thrust Reverser Systems Division has delivered integrated power-plant design for various business-jet customers, this is its first engine build-up system for a commercial aircraft.
“Not only is this a very large program on one of the world’s bestselling aircraft, but one that is highly strategic for Nordam,” Madden said. “This win aligns perfectly with our strategic goals of growing our commercial manufacturing business and diversifying Nordam.”
The engine build-up system integrates the engine to the aircraft by a series of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fire-detection and bleed-air systems. Nordam will design, integrate and deliver the specified combination of wires, ducts, brackets, anti-ice valve, tubing and more for delivery to Airbus final-assembly lines in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, Alabama.