An advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility, that produces high quality component aircraft products for aircraft manufacturers
Established in 2009 to meet the demands of the 21st century aerospace industry, Strata was created through the formation of strategic partnerships with world-class aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus, Boeing and Leonardo S.p.A. Aero-structures Division. The company has evolved to become a tier one supplier to FACC AG, SAAB and S.A.B.C.A.
With production beginning in 2010, Strata combines leading-edge technology, best practice manufacturing processes, an integrated supply chain, and a high caliber workforce, to design, develop and manufacture aircraft major units and aero-structures - such as wings and empennages - for the next generation of commercial aircrafts.
Located in Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata’s facility, which was expanded in 2015, currently delivers to its global customer base via a 31,500 sqm of production floor space.
In 2017, Strata announced plans to unveil a second cutting-edge facility adjacent to its current site, transforming its existing operational footprint and scale to over 60,000 sqm. The new ‘Factory of the Future’ model will adopt innovative solutions centered around 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies; such as industrial automation and cognitive capabilities.
Strata has quickly grown its work package line and signed contracts that exceed $5b, including new orders for highly complex parts, such as horizontal stabilizers for the Airbus A320 and vertical fins for the Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft In 2017, Strata increased its delivery of aero-structures to a record 642 shipsets comprising more than 9,774 parts totaling sales of AED 500 million, compared to 521 shipsets comprising 9,103 parts in 2016. Strata’s 2017 deliveries included the first shipset of its latest A350-900 Inboard Flaps Program to global partner, Airbus.
To support its rapid development, the company has also invested in building a robust local aerospace supply chain in Abu Dhabi to enhance its global competitiveness, with over 50% of its 480+ suppliers being locally-based.
Today, Strata employs over 700 highly talented staff members, and is ensuring that young nationals from the UAE are developing the core skills and expertise required to play an important role in the development of the aerospace sector. In 2016, Strata announced a 51% Emiratization workforce rate, of which 86% are females.
Strata is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.
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