Nexans takes to the skies with Airbus
New Airbus factory in Broughton UK cabled with Nexans solutions
Britain is the world’s second largest exporter of aerospace products. In October 2011, Airbus unveiled its new multi-million pound factory for the A350XWB wing production at Broughton, Wales with Prime Minister David Cameron underlining the importance of the Broughton site to the future of British manufacturing. Last year, the industry generated British sales of £23.1bn.
Bigger than Wembley Stadium, the new factory is one of the largest manufacturing facilities to be built in the UK in recent years and will produce high-tech carbon fibre ‘composite’ wings for the A350 XWB. Over £3 billion has been invested in the aircraft and its engines by UK aerospace companies in the programme which underpins the key position of the UK as a global centre of aerospace manufacture.