ATK will open its new 615,000 square-foot Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence in August in Clearfield, Utah. The facility will serve as the headquarters for ATK Aerospace Structures commercial aircraft programs and will manufacture commercial airframes, engine components for the Airbus A350, General Electric and Rolls-Royce engine programs.
The facility was designed to meet the demands of the commercial air marketplace and has the capability of manufacturing more than 10,000 parts per month at rate production levels. The increased capacity creates the full spectrum engineering and manufacturing for commercial composite aircraft structures and components.
“Our aircraft composite business has grown substantially over the last several years and this new facility will take us to the next level,” said Blake Larson, president of ATK Aerospace Systems Group. “The ACCE facility will increase our capability dramatically and enable us to grow our roles in commercial aircraft for both domestic and international markets.”
The facility will feature engine case wrap capability and assembly, CNC machining, water jet capability, automated ultrasonic and non-destructive inspection systems. ATK will hold the center’s grand opening this fall to celebrate its continued expansion into commercial aircraft for domestic and international markets.