Curtiss-Wright announced on Monday that the corporation has received a contract from Airbus to provide custom electric actuation technology for the main deck cargo door on the future Airbus A350F freighter aircraft.
“Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected to provide our critical electric actuation technology expertise in support of the new A350F freighter, as this contract represents our first electromechanical actuation contract award with Airbus and further expands the breadth of our leading-edge technologies to the commercial aerospace industry,” said Lynn Bamford, chair and CEO of Curtiss-Wright as well as a previous winner of the coveted Wash100 Award.
The A350F is expected to be the only freighter aircraft capable of meeting the latest ICAO CO2 emissions requirements that come into effect in 2027. It will be the first wide body freighter aircraft built with a majority of composite materials.
Curtiss-Wright will provide Airbus with an electro-mechanical actuation solution under the contract that features rotary and linear actuators, alongside control and power electronics, to control the A350F’s Main Deck Cargo Door.
“In addition, this program closely aligns with our strategy of helping our customers improve the functionality and reliability of their aircraft, including enhanced fuel efficiency, through the use of innovative electromechanical actuation systems,” said Lynn Bamford.
The solution will also include a high-voltage DC architecture that minimizes weight, offers improved reliability over legacy systems, and incorporates health monitoring functions.
The products covered will be shipped to Airbus in different European facilities. Curtiss-Wright will complete its work and manufacture its electric actuation products at its Shelby, N.C. and Stratford, Ontario facilities.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets. We leverage a workforce of 7,800 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve.