A320 Sharklet repairs

Contact: NORDAM MarCom Department (918) 878-6837

TULSA, OKLA. (Oct. 14, 2015) - Airbus Material and Supply Chain Services in the Americas has provided, installed, calibrated and approved their proprietary, production-grade tooling at the NORDAM Repair Division to facilitate all A320 Sharklet repairs - up to and including replacement of damaged skin panels, which cannot be achieved with these specific fixtures.

NORDAM is the first and currently only company in the Americas qualified by Airbus on A320 classic and NEO Sharklets to replace skin panels and perform repairs that are outside of the Airbus Structural Repair Manual.

These distinctions allow the Tulsa-based aerospace firm to offer a geographically advantageous option for Airbus operators in the region.

 “Adding the Sharklet to our capabilities is yet another milestone in nearly two decades of service to Airbus and our airline customers flying Airbus fleets,” Executive Vice President, Repair Divisions Basil Barimo said. “We’re reinforcing our position as the maintenance and repair organization of choice for Airbus flight-control repairs.”

The A320 Sharklet is made from lightweight composite material – a key area of both manufacturing and repair expertise for NORDAM. According to Airbus, the Sharklet can add additional range or increased payload capacity and improve aerodynamic performance with a four percent overall fuel-burn savings.

As the preferred North American repair station for Airbus, NORDAM also repairs proprietary flight-control surfaces used on the A320, A330, A340, A350, A300-600 and A310, and replaces Airbus elevator skin panels and attach fittings on A320, A300-600 and A310 for customers throughout the global aircraft community. Additionally, the NORDAM Transparency Division manufactures A320 landing light lenses, wingtip lenses and cabin windows for Airbus and offers these transparencies direct to A320 operators under special licensing.

About Airbus Material and Supply Chain Services

Airbus Material and Supply Chain Services is part of the Satair Group; a standalone company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S. Satair Group was officially launched on January 1st 2014 as the merged organization between the Airbus Material & Logistics Management division and Danish Satair A/S. Satair Group works as one organization to service both Airbus Material & Logistics Management and Satair commercial channels to maintain strong customer and supplier relationships and fully exploit the strengths of both brands.

The Satair Group has more than 1.000 employees worldwide. For more information visit www.satairgroup.com. Satair Group. Excellence Connected