Airbus awards two contracts

UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube, both manufacturers and suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have recently been awarded contracts by airframe manufacturer, Airbus, Toulouse, France.

For Fine Tubes, the award represents an extension of its long-standing relationship with Airbus and also a greater share of the aircraft manufacturer’s total tubing requirements, particularly hydraulic tubing. In addition to supplying both stainless steel and titanium tubing for the A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 commercial aircraft models, Fine Tubes will also produce tubes for Airbus Defence and Space as well as Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter.

For Superior Tube, the contract is its first opportunity to supply Airbus with tubes manufactured at the company’s plant in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Brian Mercer, Director, Sales and Marketing for both Fine Tubes and Superior Tube, added: “We’re delighted that Airbus has not only made the decision to extend the scope of its previous contract with Fine Tubes but also to award tubing business to Superior Tube for the first time. This confirms the fact that the partnership between Fine Tubes and Superior Tube can deliver real synergistic benefits to our customersâ€?.

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