Gurit and Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) have signed a new framework contract for the development and supply of aerospace materials.

EFW is a 55:45 joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, based in Dresden, Germany and offers passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions, maintenance and repair of Airbus aircraft, and the development and manufacturing of flat fiber-reinforced composite components for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family of aircraft.

The three-year agreement will take effect from 1 January 2019 and builds on the decennial business relationship between both companies. The extended framework contract comprises the production and supply of existing aerospace materials as well as the joint development and qualification of new material technologies to make cabin interiors for Airbus passenger airplanes. The total value of the three-year agreement is at around CHF 25 million over the contract period.

‘We are very pleased and honoured to intensify and reinforce our long-standing partnership with Elbe Flugzeugwerke,’ said Stefan Gautschi, general manager at Gurit. ‘This new contract provides both parties and our partners with continuity and reliability for the future.’

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