July 16 2018
GKN Aerospace and Boeing extend agreement on wiring systems
- Agreement covers the continued manufacturing of electrical wiring interconnection systems and junction boxes for the 777, 737 and P8A aircraft
GKN Fokker Elmo and Boeing have agreed to a contract extension, to supply wiring for three of Boeing’s airplane families. GKN Fokker Elmo has supplied electrical wiring and interconnection systems (EWIS) to Boeing airplanes for more than a decade for the 777, 737 and P8A and that contract was extended at the Farnborough International Air Show today. The contract extension is confirmation of GKN Fokker Elmo’s position as a strategic EWIS supplier to Boeing.
“We are delighted to be part of these successful aircraft programs, and to continue our long term and successful relationship with Boeing. The extension is a true reflection of Boeing’s continued confidence in GKN Fokker Elmo as a quality, well placed, strategic supplier, and a true reflection of the dedication and hard work of the teams,” said John Pritchard, CEO Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia, GKN Aerospace.
The manufacturing activities through the contract extension will see the continued production of the 737, 777 and P8A programs supported by the teams in the Netherlands, Turkey, China, and establishing production work within the new India facility.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. As a global company serving the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies– for use in aircraft ranging from helicopters and business jets to the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort. GKN Aerospace is market leading in aerostructures, engine systems, transparencies and wiring systems and operates in 14 countries at 51 manufacturing locations employing approximately 17,000 people.