LAVAL, QC, June 28, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Avior Integrated Products
Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed a long term contract
with Boeing Canada Operations Limited in Winnipeg (BCOL-Winnipeg) for
sub-assemblies of the Vertical Fin Fairing for the 787 Dreamliner.
These sub-assemblies are lightweight, secondary flight structures which
incorporate Avior's integrated fabrication capabilities of composite
components, machined and sheet metal details. This contract represents
Avior's first award by Boeing for manufactured composites components
and could generate a value of over $13 million CAD in business. Avior's
composite facility obtained Boeing certification in December 2010.
"We're very pleased to be awarded this package and to participate on the
Boeing 787. It extends a customer-supplier relationship Avior has had
with The Boeing Company for more than 15 years," said Stephen Kearns,
President and CEO, adding, "the strategic importance of this contract
is centered on the role Avior will play as an integrator of light
weight structural assemblies using our recently expanded and Boeing
certified composite capability. The contract also recognizes the
diligent effort made by Avior employees and partners, which together
with the support and mentorship by Boeing has helped us build a
globally competitive center of excellence in composites in Canada."
Boeing Winnipeg is a Tier I partner to the 787 Dreamliner program and is
responsible for the Wing-to-Body Fairing, Main Landing Gear Doors and
the Vertical Fin Fairing for the lifecycle of the program. Dave Hyem,
President of Boeing Canada Operations Ltd., says Avior has shown real
commitment to Boeing with recent capability improvements. "We're happy
to be working with Avior on this exciting new program."
This subcontract is in line with Canada's Industrial & Regional Benefits
(IRB) policy and is an integral part of Boeing's IRB programs in
Canada. Canada's IRB policy requires prime contractors such as Boeing
to make investments in the Canadian economy as a result of winning
defense and security contracts with the Government of Canada. Boeing
has four active IRB programs tied to the purchase and sustainment of
four C-17 airlifters - designated CC-177 for Canadian Forces; the
procurement of ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems services; and the
purchase of 15 CH-47F Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift rotorcraft -
designated CH-147 for Canadian Forces. Through these programs, Boeing
continues a history of more than 90 years of creating long-term,
high-value opportunities with Canadian industry. See www.boeing.ca.
Avior Integrated Products is a full-service supplier of lightweight
structural assemblies for the international aerospace industry. The
company's core operations include manufacturing capabilities for
composites, acrylics and metal components, and engineering capabilities
in product design, manufacturing support and new product development.
For further information:
Joe Marcheschi, 450.629.6200, ext. 403 firstname.lastname@example.org