Aerostructures-Vought lands $160M worth of Airbus work

Wing reinforcement kits to begin rolling off line early next year

The Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft factory near Nashville International Airport has been awarded a multi-year contract to crank out parts kits that will help carriers reinforce the wings on their Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. The work is worth more than $160 million.

In a release, officials with Triumph Group, the parent of Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, said the kit the local plant will make consists of multiple subassemblies and components. The first batch of product is expected to ship early next year.

"This is a significant win for Triumph, strengthening our long-term relationship with Airbus," said Jeffry Frisby, Triumph president and CEO. "With more than three thousand A319 and A320 in-service aircraft eligible for the retrofit and strong operator demand, the outlook for the program is solid. We look forward to working with Airbus and the operators in supporting this retrofit program."

The reinforcement kits job is the second big Airbus win for Triumph's local operation this year. In January, the company said Nashville workers would split with their Kansas City colleagues a $34 million job to supply various parts to the new wide-body A350 model.