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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.

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“Hawksland have huge drive, combined with strong and detailed knowledge of the aerospace industry. They’re strategically strong and results driven.”

Wim JagtenbergDirector of ProcurementFokker Aerostructures BV.

Hawksland has a clear view on how aerospace businesses work, are results driven and will deliver! They have a great network and can put a dedicated team of specialists together on short notice. It was a pleasure working with them.

Leon de ScheperStrategic Sourcing DirectorStork B.V.

Excellent Senior Executives and Managers of the highest standards! They work to tight deadlines and always deliver excellent results.

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