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Final assembly and support for Airbus Industrie.
Written and compiled by Sue Poole
Rohr Europe planned to open the new facility in Hamburg "by late 1992 to support the Airbus A321 final assembly line (Weekly News, October 24, 1990).
Rohr Hamburg was established in June of 1993 and consisted of 28,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 2).
By August of 1993, Rohr Hamburg was employing 14 people (Douglass, 1993, p. C1).
In August of 1995, Rohr Hamburg provided "the engine buildup, nacelle component painting, and podding for the very first A319 production aircraft (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 3).
In February of 1996, Rohr Hamburg "delivered it's 100th CFM56 nacelle system for the Airbus A319/A321" (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 2).
In May of 1996, Rohr Hamburg celebrated the delivery of its 50th V2500 nacelle system for the A319/A321" (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 2).
In February of 1997, Rohr Hamburg "delivered its 200th overall nacelle system to Airbus" and integrated "the ABC system for on-line access to Rohr engineering drawings" At that time the plant had 17 employees (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 2, 3).
In March of 1997, Rohr Hamburg recieved approval "from Airbus Quality Assurancee to replace the buyoff quality inspection process for" the CFM56 programs (Rohr News, March 1997, p. 3).
Rohr Hamburg production:
Airbus Industrie A319/A321 aircraft - engine buildup (V2500, CFM56-5a, CFM56-5B), painting of nacelle components, podding (adjusting, rigging, and measuring the nacelle components on the A-frame)
the thrust reverser inner fixed structure
the nozzle and plug
Douglass, Elizabeth. “Rohr Still Pays for Heyday’s Decisions.” The San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 1993, p. C1, C5.
“Rohr France Expands and Is Now Called Rohr Europe.” Weekly News, 24 Oct. 1990, p. 1.
Rohr, Inc. 1997. “A March Milestone . . . Rohr Hamburg Delivers Nacelle System Number 200 to Airbus.” Rohr News 40, no. 3 (March): 2–3.
Rohr News, March 1997.
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