Engineering, development, industrialisation & certification of A350 XWB Flaps


European Aerostructures Client


Develop supply chain strategy to support winning of A350 XWB Flap Programme from OEM. Thereafter Programme Manage complete whole-life cycle development (concept thru certification) of the programme.


Identify and secure RRSP supply chain partners and prepare winning proposal for work package. Negotiate contract with OEM. Establish design, industrialisation, manufacturing, supply chain programme team. Hawksland assigned full responsibities for the NRC and RC business case. Leveraged know-how to achieve lowest weight with minimal design iterations.


Successful 1st article shipset delivery on-time, to-budget meeting all specifications at lowest possible weight. Set-up optimised supply chain and fully optimised balanced takt production line. Introduced VMI & JIT lean flow lines. Supported programme until Certification then provided seamless transfer to client management.