SGL Carbon unit HITCO wins contract for Airbus A-380

11 November 2002

HITCO Carbon Composites has won a contract for the design and manufacture of the 7 Rib Truss structure for the Airbus A-380 airliner's vertical tail plane.

HITCO, with Airbus Deutschland GmbH, will lead the design of the truss structure for the vertical tail plane. It will also manufacture and assemble the vertical tail plane trusses for an estimated more than six hundred ship-sets.