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Hawksland Associates Programme Manages Development of Airbus A350 XWB wing movables package

Hawksland Associates has completed the whole life cycle development of a wing moveables package for the next generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft programme. Appointed to Programme Direct this work package, Hawksland Associates led its clients engineering and industrialisation teams and extended supply chain to deliver products meeting the customers requirements.

Initially assigned to help identify suitable supply chain partners and the bid proposal, Hawksland Associates demonstrated it had the know-how and capabilities to manage the complete development programme for a wing movables package for the next generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft programme. Upon contract award Hawksland Associates were appointed by its client – a major 1st-tier aerospace company to Programme Direct this work package. Reporting to the client Executive Steering Committee and customer OEM, Hawksland led up until ‘first-article’, the 80 strong client engineering, industrialisation and quality teams and several suppliers in delivering the wing movables package meeting all technical and certification requirements.

Working with the customers proprietary GRAMS/AIPS processes and specifications was a mandatory requirement. Hawksland ensured that these were embedded and harmonised within the clients internal processes and compliance measured and reported upon throughout each phase of the programme. Working seamlessly as a member of the client ‘Management Team’, Hawksland successfully established and maintained good working relationships with all client and customer stakeholders throughout the programme up until handover to the client Programme Management successor.

This is the 16th year, that Hawksland has continued to work with our client, an endorsement in the trust and confidence that it has with us.

Project Testimonials

Highly experienced professionals. Hawksland Associates provide great value in business execution issues. Reporting and presentation capabilities are top class

Thomas RubbensVice President ProcurementStork B.V.

Hawksland’s network in the aerospace industry is second to none. Give them an issue and they will know the right person to work it through and advise.

Dr David WoodEngineering DirectorMessier-Dowty - SAFRAN

Hawksland Associates are extremely good in setting up the right organisation to run very complex projects. They can perform very detailed and in-depth studies and analysis arriving at very worthwhile recommendations.

Jan-Willem GunninkPresidentGTM Advanced Structures