STRATA AND LEONARDO FORGE COOPERATION ON CAPABILITY AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
The Al Ain-based aero-structure manufacturer and Italy’s leading Aerospace product technology firm enrich partnership with new MOU to develop and fabricate composite structures for major OEM programmes
Dubai, UAE – 24 December, 2019: Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, and Leonardo S.p.A., have extended their 10-year association by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and fabrication of composite aero-structure components for major OEM programmes.
The MOU will see Strata and Leonardo work to expand their presence in the global aerostructures sector by leveraging their collective engineering experience and production capabilities to spearhead new technology development. The MOU covers the provision of technical support services and knowledge exchange from Leonardo, a global high-technology leader ranking among the world’s top 10 aerospace, defence and security players.
“Strata’s main goal is to ensure that the company delivers high-quality components to the world, reflecting the value of the ‘Made with Pride in UAE’ brand,” said Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata. “The core objective of the MOU is to grow our mutual business in global OEM programmes. This will be achieved by fostering strategic new opportunities to enhance Strata’s technological knowledge and capabilities – both key factors in driving the UAE’s knowledge-based economy and empowering the next generation of Emirati engineering pioneers,” he continued.
“After more than 10 year of Strata’s contribution to the ATR program, Leonardo is committed to its strategic ongoing collaborations with Strata,” said Giancarlo Schisano, Leonardo’s Aerostructures Division Managing Director. “Our engineering capabilities and advanced technology processes will be a key success factor to capture new business opportunities in a win-win cooperation scheme.
Building on the strategic partnership between Leonardo and Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, established in 2009. Supported by Tawazun Economic Council under the Tawazun Economic program, both Strata and Leonardo are advancing the commercial aviation industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in line with promoting Abu Dhabi as a global aerospace hub to diversify its economy. Strata is the first composite aero structures supplier to Leonardo in the Arab world.
In addition to Leonardo, Strata serves other leading aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus, Boeing and Pilatus. Based at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata supports the development of a leading aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi as part of the emirate’s economic diversification plan.
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Strata Manufacturing PJSC (STRATA) is a composite aero-structures manufacturing facility based in the heart of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The company was established in 2009, with production beginning in 2010. Strata has partnerships with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing and Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aero-structures Division as well as a Tier one supplier to FACC AG, SAAB and S.A.B.C.A.
Strata is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company and is part of the Aerospace, Renewables & ICT platform that aims to advance the development of a leading aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi.