Tulsa-based NORDAM has been selected by Airbus to develop and supply an engine build-up system in what could be NORDAM's largest contract in history.
NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden announced Thursday the agreement with Airbus to supply system to the A320neo equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines. The agreement could eclipse $1 billion in value over the duration of the contract, according to a news release.
NORDAM will use its engineering and supply chain teams to provide Airbus with engine build-up system design and related component procurement, the CEO said. This will be NORDAM's first engine build-up system for a commercial aircraft.
“Not only is this a very large program on one of the world’s bestselling aircraft, but one that is highly strategic for NORDAM,” Madden said. “This win aligns perfectly with our strategic goals of growing our commercial manufacturing business and diversifying NORDAM.”
According to NORDAM, the engine build-up system integrates the engine to the aircraft by a series of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fire-detection and bleed-air systems.
"NORDAM will design, integrate and deliver the specified combination of wires, ducts, brackets, anti-ice valve, tubing and more for delivery to Airbus final-assembly lines in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, Alabama," according to the news release.
NORDAM was founded in 1969 and now has 2,500 workers around the world.