Airbus Wing Integration Centre
Construction of the Airbus Wing Integration Centre (AWIC) began in Filton in 2016. The new facility will be an advanced testing centre for large structural components. It will enable Airbus and its partners to develop new and cutting edge ideas and help underpin the UK as a world leading aerospace sector.
AWIC is integral to the creation of a streamlined Wing Engineering value chain, enabling rapid and cost effective development of mature aircraft wings. The proposed facility will house approximately 250 engineers, and is sized to accommodate the planned future workload for Airbus Research and Technology, Airbus Group Innovations, and strategic partners in Wing Engineering Validation (systems integration, full integration, full analysis and test).
AWIC will become a flagship open access facility for the UK to lead all future work on wing and associated systems for Airbus. The proposed facility is 10,255m² spread over two floors with integrated flexible workshop space to support all phases of the research spectrum from TRL1 to TRL6.
It is designed to accommodate the strategic technology partners:
- Tier 1 suppliers
- SME Companies
- Catapult Centre staff
- Research Organisations
- Personnel from other Airbus sites, both UK and International.