State owned Aviation Manufacturing Corporation’s subsidiary AVIC has recently awarded Fives Machining with a new contract for the design and supply of a Titanium machining cell. The Flexible Manufacturing System purchased is a combination of Dufieux and Forest-Liné technologies, Dufieux for the milling head and Forest-Liné for the structure and palletization. It includes a horizontal spindle machine, 2 pallets, 1 shuttle and a loading station. The machine, based on the design of a Forest-Liné Powermill Ti will be oversized to reach the customer requirements: an X stroke of 10.5 meters and a pallet weighing up to 15 tonnes. Once being built, it will become the world largest horizontal machining solution ever used for Titanium alloy processing.The solution will also reach unprecedented levels in terms of digitalization, and its extensive application of proven new technologies will achieve the best balance of performance and reliability.AVIC already owns more than 40 sets of different models of Forest-Liné, Liné Machine, Dufieux and Cincinnati machines. The contract became effective from early June 2022 after been authorized with the valid export license by French government. The shipment of the equipment to China is estimated for the second half of 2023 and the reassembly will be carried out primarily by our local Chinese team. And when entering into actual production, the machine will become the key equipment to our customer for almost all major commercial airplanes’ part manufacturing and subcontract.