TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace ("Magellan") announced today that it has been selected to provide landing gear kits to Boeing Commercial Airplanes ("Boeing") for the B737 MAX aircraft. The new B737 MAX family will replace the present 737 Next Generation family of aircraft that are currently in production at Boeing. The manufacture and integration of the landing gear kits will be carried out at Magellan's New York facilities, which have operations in both Corona, NY and Long Island, NY. Magellan expects this long-term program to commence in 2015 and could generate revenues up to $50 million USD annually over the contract period.
Magellan Aerospace's New York facilities are well-established centres of excellence focused on hard metal machining and the provision of high volume kitted part families that are delivered directly to both Tier One and Prime aircraft manufacturers. The company currently provides the B737 landing gear kits, which are comprised of approximately 400 part numbers, directly to Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, WA. Magellan manufactures a number of the key, complex machined components for the kits and sources the remainder of the kit from a globally competitive supply network of US and international sources.
Mr. Jim Butyniec, Chief Executive Officer of Magellan noted the strategic importance of the award, as it reflects the Corporation's growing participation in support of major new platforms for Boeing and other major aircraft manufacturers. "The confidence demonstrated by Boeing in light of the global options that exist in their supply chain, extends the long and enduring relationship that exists between our companies", he said. "The Magellan Operation System™ (MOS™), which is fundamental to our operations, will ensure all components and details for the kitted assemblies will be available in an efficient, on-time manner to support the projected delivery requirements of the B737 MAX program".
About Magellan Aerospace
Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs, engineers, and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, industrial power generation, and 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, India, and Poland.
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For further information: Mr. Daniel Zanatta, Vice President, Business Development, Marketing and Contracts, Magellan Aerospace, Ph. 905 677 1889 x300; Mr. John Dekker, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Magellan Aerospace, Ph. 905 677 1889 x224