Superior Tube and Fine Tubes are awarded contracts by Airbus
UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube, leading manufacturers and global suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have both been awarded contracts by leading airframe manufacturer, Airbus, Toulouse, France.
For Fine Tubes, the award represents not just an extension of its long-standing relationship with Airbus, but 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 also will produce tubes for Airbus Defence and Space as well as Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter.
Over the course of the contract, Fine Tubes’ Plymouth facility will manufacture the tubing and ship it to Airbus sub-contractors worldwide.
Wade Burchell, Aerospace Product Manager commented: “This is excellent news for Fine Tubes and reflects the reputation we have built up with Airbus as a reliable, quality partner, responsive to its total needs.”
For Superior Tube, a long-term supplier to other major manufacturers in the aerospace industry, 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 customers”.