Piaggio Aerospace today announced the official industrial cooperation agreement with UTVA Avio Industrija offering a “marry-up jig” for the final Piaggio Aerospace assembly line Villanova d’Albenga – Italy, which was launched last November. UTVA Avio Industrija will be responsible for the production, installation and quality control of the marry-up jig, the final station of the assembly line where all the major sections of an aircraft fuselage are aligned and put together.
Piaggio Aerospace will have two marry-up jigs available, with the addition of the jig produced by UTVA. One will be fully dedicated to military aircrafts and the other to business aviation planes. This expansion is a positive result the company’s growing commient to defense and security.
The UTVA jig will be produced in compliance with the existing one by means of a “reverse engineering” activity. Its installation and delivery are expected to be complete by the end of June 2015.
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