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Nexans reports 5-year contract from Airbus

Nexans announced that it has further extended its long-term partnership with Airbus by winning a new five-year global contract to supply around 130,000 km of specialized hook-up, power, data and fire resistant cables.

A press release said that the contract, worth an estimated 200 million euros, calls for Nexans to design, manufacture and supply 130,000 km of specialized cables for Airbus modern aircraft family from the single-aisle A320 Neo, the A350 series up to the flagship double-deck A380. It noted that the order furthers the relationship between the two companies as Nexans has an existing 20-year partnership with Airbus that covers the supply of the hook-up, power, data and fire resistant cables that represent some 95% of the total cable requirement on an aircraft. Each airplane, it said, depending on the model, can have from 200 km to 600 km of cable.

The order, the release said, stemmed from the ability to provide lighter cables as well as improvements in on-time delivery within very short time scales as Airbus ramps up its production from 2015 onwards. It noted that this includes careful coordination and planning between Nexans' aircraft cable manufacturing plants in France, Morocco and North America. "The proven capability of Nexans' innovative aircraft cables to save weight was a crucial element. However, our attention to quality, delivery and logistics was equally important," said Yvan Duperray, Nexans' Aerospace Sales Director.

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