Low weight solution with new materials technology on A380 – sales & programme management


European Aerostructures Client


Develop new product then create market and sales proposals of advanced material technology to overcome A380 aircraft programme experiencing weight challenges on HTP and VTP.


Identified and developed new metal-composite hybrid material technology products to replace existing HTP and VTP leading edges. Developed sales strategy and proposal and presented this with client to customer. OEM subesequently assigned Hawksland to Programme Manage integration, supply chain and recertification testing activities.


Successfully won $60m contract to replace existing leading edge packages. Led to client achieving significant weight reduction on empennage while benefitting from higher strength, fatigue and damage properties.