Airframe Tooling Highest quality with a worldwide supply chain

For decades, we have been known for our ability to uncompromisingly identify and meet the needs and requirements of the leading aircraft and engine manufacturers in the industry. In fact, a worldwide supply chain that is second to none, unrivaled lead times, and comprehensive service are just some of the factors that have made us the sector’s airframe tooling partner of choice. Not only do we know the ins and outs of the latest business models used by OEMs in the airframe tooling sector, but our unparalleled customer focus, efficiency, and delivery reliability also mean that we deliver where it counts.

Facts and Figures

 

4.000

Airbus tools delivered in 2017

with

407

bespoke

 

12.081

Boeing tools delivered in 2017

with

742

bespoke

Why HYDRO is the right choice

Half a century of experience

In an industry that is driven by technology and innovation, 50 years is a long time. And they are made all the more impressive by the fact that we have been a well-established licensee of Airbus and Boeing and have worked together with industry-leading aircraft and engine manufacturers, their customers, and MRO providers for several decades.

Solid financial fundamentals

The fact that we are privately owned and had revenue of over 155 million euros in 2018 means that our customers can rely on our financial stability at all times. This, combined with a worldwide team that has more than 750 members, ensures that you can count on us to help drive your long-term success.

Worldwide supply chain

Our suppliers are close to our major customers all throughout the globe. Moreover, we have supplier quality engineers (SQEs) working for us in every single region, where they are continuously working on our supply chain management and improving and expanding our supplier network.

Industry leadership

We enjoy having our performance measured. Expect record lead times and uncompromising quality with the “Designed and Made in Germany” seal of quality.

One-of-a-kind service and customer care

With 10 service centers, we have a worldwide presence that covers every single strategically important airline hub. In other words, we are always right there for our customers with more than 30 years of service experience.

Reliability

We know that our customers’ success depends on the reliability of the work we do, which is why we always keep our word no matter what.

Certifications

  • DIN EN ISO 3834-2-2006
  • Didsbury
  • ISO 9001:2015

Your added value?

You can rest assured knowing that our work together will always be to your advantage.

Tool management and warehousing

  • At every single one of our locations, we operate a warehouse that has all the engine and airframe tools required for your service needs in stock.
  • Thanks to our highly efficient tool warehousing system, we always have all the information we need in order to reliably avoid bottlenecks:
    • Sales history and sales forecast for tools
    • Demand for individual tools
    • Current inventory and anticipated bottlenecks
    • Specific customer initiatives, such as Entry-into-Service and engine overhaul campaigns
  • Our service centers across the globe always have a large number of tools and spare parts that are regionally in demand in stock.

CE consulting services

  • The development, engineering, and production of your tools meet the strictest safety standards and conform to all applicable European standards and regulations (CE conformity).
  • If you are not familiar with the relevant European regulations and markets, we can provide detailed advice.

Tool design engineering

  • Our day-to-day work includes designing new proprietary tools for OEMs both partially and completely.
  • If necessary, we can provide alternative tools. Moreover, our database enables us to easily manage all approved tools.
  • Upon request, we can make new designs according to your specifications. You can then acquire the corresponding intellectual property after the final design is completed.
  • We use only state-of-the-art tools when installing components.

"HYDRO is one of our main vendors when it comes down to license tooling for our worldwide airliner fleet. Since 1987 we have been in very close cooperation."

Raik Henke

Head of Services Management Repair and Tools, Airbus SAS

“HYDRO Systems KG is one of our main vendors when it comes down to proprietary/license tooling for our worldwide operating fleet. Since 2006 we have been in close cooperation and our relationship is a very positive example for our complex supply chain.“

Anatoly E. Balabanov

Head of GSE Department, JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft

Aircraft programs

We have been in close cooperation with several OEMs since more than 30 years as their supplier for airframe tooling. Over the years a deep level of trust has grown. We cover a wide variety of civil and military aircraft programs:

Airbus

We have a long standing business relationship with Airbus. In 1987 the first license contract was established for make-to-print tooling. Since 2013 we are a strategic supplier for proprietary/make-to-print tooling and aftermarket services regarding all civil and military programs.

Scope of support

  • Global supply with Make-to-Print tools for manufacturing programs as well as after sales programs (civil as well as A400M military)
  • Global supply with Make-to-Print tools for Airbus Helicopters

Aircraft in scope

Civil Military Helicopter
  • A320 family
  • A330/A340
  • A350 XWB
  • A380
  • ACJ
  • A400M
  • MRTT
  • NH90
  • TIGER
Antonov

We are a make-to-print tooling partner for Antonov since the early 1990s.

Scope of support

Weltweite Belieferung mit Make-to-Print Werkzeugen für die AN148 Endmontagelinien (FALs) und After-Sales Programme.

Aircraft in scope

  • AN148
Boeing

We have a long standing business relationship with Boeing. In 1990 the first license contract was established for make-to-print tooling. We are a strategic supplier for proprietary/make-to-print tooling and aftermarket services regarding all civil programs.

Scope of supply

Global supply with make-to-print tooling for civil manufacturing programs as well as after sales programs.

Aircraft in scope

  • B737
  • B747
  • B757
  • B767
  • B777
  • B787
Goodrich

We are a make-to-print tooling partner for Goodrich since the early 1990s.

Aircraft in scope

  • CFM56 –powered aircraft
  • Older PW- und GE-powered aircraft
Irkut

We are a tools development and manufacturing partner for Irkut since 2013.

Scope of supply

Global supply with development and manufacturing of tools for civil manufacturing programs as well as after sales programs.

Aircraft in scope

  • MS21
Sukhoi

We are a make-to-print tooling partner for Sukhoi since 2008.

Scope of supply

Global supply with make-to-print tooling for civil manufacturing programs as well as after sales programs.

Aircraft in scope

  • SSJ100
Tupolev

We are a make-to-print tooling partner for Tupolev since 2017.

Scope of supply

Global supply with make-to-print tooling for civil manufacturing programs as well as after sales programs.

Aircraft in scope

  • TU204