Production of composite aircraft parts is planned to expand in Georgia. The list of parts produced by the factory will also be increased. The factory equipped with the newest technologies has nearly 300 employees and is located near the Tbilisi International Airport. 90 percent of the employees are Georgian citizens. The factory underwent a difficult and long process of Boeing certification.
Civil Aircraft Parts Factory (ATC) is a joint project of Partnership Fund and Israeli company Elbit Cyclone.
Nino Cholokashvili, the Head of Investment Department of Partnership Fund said that the Civil Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Company (ATC) has gone through three stages of certification. First it was the Industry certificate, followed by the Boeing certificate and finally the company got the ISO certificate.
According to the Head of the Investment Department of the Partnership Fund, the enterprise is also advanced in waste management.
"Because of the high-risks, there is a high demand on quality. Even a small industrial defect can lead to a great tragedy. This is why the products are ideally tested.” Cholokashvili said.
According to her, the company had to retrain personnel to standardize production quality because there is a shortage of qualified personnel in the Georgian labor market. The employees took one year class in the Israeli high-tech enterprise.
"At this point, the factory is working 24 hours a day to deliver Boeing products in the deadline. The factory opened this year and plans to start working with other major contractors after Boeing.
The highest standard technical equipment for the factory was selected by Elbit Cyclone specialists, 2 autoclaves (the most important part responsible for the processing parts on software management tools).
The investment cost of the project is US $ 85 million.
100 % of the products produced at the factory are exported.