Magellan Aerospace Secures a £370 Million Contract Extension with Airbus
TORONTO, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace announced today an agreement between Magellan Aerospace (UK) Limited and Airbus for a contract extension to deliver aluminum and titanium, structural wing components from Magellan UK divisions located in Wrexham and Bournemouth. This contract is comprised of components for use on the A320, A330 and A380 aircraft programs and is projected to generate revenues in excess of £370 million through to December 2019.
The scope of work of this contract complements the new A350 work packages that Magellan has previously been awarded and are currently developing, thereby, securing the company as a supplier on every Airbus civil program. To maintain Magellan's competitive position and support this long-term commitment to Airbus, Magellan will invest up to £15M in capital equipment over the term of contract extension.
Mr. James S. Butyniec, President and CEO of Magellan Aerospace Corporation said, "This long-term contract with Airbus demonstrates our commitment to developing enduring relationships with our customers and investing the resources required to support their current and future requirements. Magellan has a culture committed to achieving operational excellence and we are very pleased that Airbus has confidence in our ability to provide globally competitive products for their family of commercial aircraft."
Business Secretary, Vince Gable said, "This multi million contract is great news for Magellan Aerospace, Airbus, and the UK aerospace industry suppliers. It's a further demonstration of the breadth of the UK's supply chain."
About Magellan Aerospace:
Magellan Aerospace is one of the world's most integrated aerospace industry suppliers. Magellan designs, engineers, and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, and complementary specialty products. Magellan is a public company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.
Forward Looking Statement:
This press release contains information and statements of a forward-looking nature and is based on assumptions and uncertainties as well as on management's reasonable evaluation of future events related to the provision of structural components for Airbus programs. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and/or are beyond the Corporation's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements.For further information:
Mr. Phil Underwood
Vice President and General Manager
Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
Ph. 01202 598807
Mr. John Dekker
Chief Financial Officer
Magellan Aerospace Corporation
Ph. 1 905 677 1889