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ASCO signs life of program contract with LMI to design and manufacture slat tracks for the KC-390

Asco, a proven specialist of high lift devices and complex precision mechanical subassemblies for the aerospace industry, has signed a contract today with LMI Aerospace Inc. (U.S.A.), a leading provider of design engineering services, structural components, assemblies and kits for the aerospace and defense industries, to design and manufacture the slat track mechanisms for the new Embraer KC-390 military aircraft. This build to spec contract consists of a set of slat track mechanisms per wing and has been signed for the life of the program. Asco and LMI teams have already started to cooperate together in the conception of the project through their respective design offices in Mukilteo, Washington, U.S.A., as well as through the respective headquarters of the companies.

All slat tracks will be machined, treated, assembled and delivered by ASCO to LMI’s assembly facility in St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.A. ”We are very pleased to further extend our business relation with Embraer participating in this exciting new aircraft program successfully combining our core competence and experience with a new global partner and customer. Teaming-up with LMI Aerospace Inc. holds substantial mutual future potential” said Ivan Remels, CCO Asco Group. First flight test articles of the KC-390 are planned for delivery to LMI in the spring of 2013, and to date, a total of sixty (60) aircraft purchase intentions have been formalized by Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic and Portugal.     The award of the contract constitutes recognition by LMI Aerospace Inc. of Asco’s leading capabilities in the design and production of high lift devices for the aerospace industry.

Press release issued by Asco Industries N.V on July 9, 2012


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Asco Industries N.V Engine Mounts, Aircraft Structural Components, Metal Structures, Engine Parts, Aircraft Landing Gear, Flap/Slat Mechanisms, Aluminium, Milling, Nickel, Precision Machined Parts, Titanium, Wing Spars
LMI Aerospace, Inc. Wings, Aircraft Doors, Thrust Reversers, Nacelles, Aircraft Exterior Lighting Systems, Extrusion (Metal), Aircraft Structural Components, Auxiliary Power Units, Fans, Engine Heat Exchangers, Fabricating Services, Heat Treatment, Chemical Milling, Metal Finishing/Polishing, Tooling, Gun Mounts, Aircraft Flooring, Metal Structures, Empennages, Fuselage Sections, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Wing Flaps


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Embraer KC-390


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Structural Components

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