October 14, 2008
Flow Intl. Corp., Kent., Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, announced that it has received purchase orders for four systems under the recently awarded contract to exclusively supply Airbus with Composite Machining Center (CMC) abrasive waterjet and routing machine tool systems to support the production of its upcoming A-350XWB.
The purchase orders were for a CMC to machine the keel beam section in Nantes, France; a CMC to machine the cockpit section 11 and 12 in Meaulte, France; a CMC to machine forward fuselage panels section 13 and 14 in Nordenham, Germany; and a CMC to machine forward fuselage panel section 19 in Illescas, Spain.
The purchase orders represent a portion of the total Airbus contract. All systems under the contract are expected to be built and installed in the next two years.