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Curtiss-Wright awarded $16 million contract from Saab for cargo door actuation system for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement valued at over $16 million from Saab Aerostructures to provide the large cargo door mechanical actuation system for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

"This award is indicative of the innovation and high performance technologies that we supply to the commercial aerospace market," said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Curtiss-Wright. "Working closely with our partner Saab Aerostructures, we were able to provide the most state-of-the-art actuation system for this exciting new Boeing platform."

The mechanical system is comprised of five major flight-critical sub-assemblies, including the lift, pull-in, latching, locking and vent systems for the B787 large cargo doors. Curtiss-Wright will manufacture these components at its Motion Control facility located in Shelby, North Carolina.

Press release issued by Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems on February 13, 2008

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems Rotary Actuators, Electromechanical Actuators, Gearboxes, Hinges, Ordnance Handling Equipment, Gears & Assemblies, Flap/Slat Mechanisms, Fairings
Saab Aerostructures Wings, Non-Destructive Testing, Aircraft Doors, Aircraft Flooring, Wing Flaps, Flap/Slat Mechanisms

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 

 Related directory sectors:
Airframe Assemblies
Actuation

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