Under the agreement, AEC will now also manufacture composite fuselage frames for a portion of the aft section of the aircraft (section 47), adding to the forward sections (41 and 43) it has been producing since the original award in 2014. AEC now supplies composite fuselage frames for all three variants of the 787 Dreamliner.
Greg Harwell, AEC President, said:
“This increased content share and extended contract term with Boeing is evidence of Albany’s expertise in successfully producing complex composite airframe components at high-rate production while maintaining the highest levels of quality, delivery and affordability. This agreement further strengthens our long-standing and very successful relationship with Boeing.”
AEC designs and manufactures advanced lightweight engineered composite components for engine and airframe applications on both commercial and military aircraft. Our specialty composite solutions enable the next generation of commercial aircraft to be more fuel-efficient and more environmentally-friendly, and military aircraft to perform better and be more cost-effective.
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