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Meggitt lands multi-million dollar fuel system award from Sikorsky

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a long-term contract award for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter sponson fuel system. The contract starts immediately and will run until 2030, with deliveries starting in 2015. The proven and technologically-advanced S-92® helicopter is certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The aircraft's sponson fuel system, which contains a structural composite housing, a fuel cell and complete fuel integration system, derives from Meggitt's long experience in composites and fuel containment. The new design of the multi-piece composite structure reduces manufacturing risk and the cost of field repairs.

The sponson fuel system will be produced in our state-of-the-art facility in Rockmart, GA, USA.

Meggitt Chief Executive Stephen Young commented: “Meggitt has long been expert in flexible fuel cell design, recently launching an IED-resistant design for land vehicles. This award takes us to another level. It marks our first, fully-certified fuel containment system and gives us access to the upper level fuel assembly market, consistent with the strategic objectives of our Polymers & Composites division.”

Press release issued by Meggitt Polymers & Composites (USA) on August 14, 2013

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Meggitt Polymers & Composites (USA) Bellows, Manifolds & Ducts, High Temperature Seals, Mechanical Couplers, Hose Couplings, Metal Tubing, Rubber & Silicone Seals, Fuel Tank Sealants, Fuel Tanks & Systems
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company Airframer

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Sikorsky S-92 Superhawk

 

 Related directory sectors:
Fuel Systems

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