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Bombardier awards wiring contract for CSeries aircraft to Fokker Elmo

Fokker Elmo, a Stork Aerospace company has signed a contract with Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace to design and supply the Electrical Wiring Interconnection System for the new CSeries* aircraft family. The associated design and production work is expected to represent a value of approximately $300 million, spread over a 15 to 20 multi year period.

The CSeries family of aircraft is specifically designed by Bombardier for the 100- to 149- seat market. The aircraft will offer superior operating economics, operational flexibility and reduced environmental impact. The new Bombardier aircraft family is targeted for an entry to service in 2013. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer has received 30 firm orders, from Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa has also taken options on an additional 30 CSeries aircraft.

Within the CSeries aircraft program Fokker Elmo will be responsible for the design and production of the entire Wiring and Interconnection System. Additionally Fokker Elmo will provide all the design and production of all Flight Test and Instrumentation wiring required during the certification of the CSeries aircraft. The majority of the design and development effort will take place on-site at Bombardier in Montreal, manufacturing of development and flight test wiring systems will be performed at Fokker Elmo Netherlands, while the serial production is scheduled to be executed at Fokker Elmo China.

Adding three major key suppliers amongst which Fokker Elmo to the CSeries aircraft team moves Bombardier's development of the program forward in a significant way," said Benjamin Boehm, Vice-president, Programs, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "CSeries aircraft customers will benefit from the extensive experience of our suppliers in providing top-notch aeronautical systems and components

President of Fokker Elmo, Mr. Jan Lagasse stated: "We are excited about entering this new era of co-operation between Bombardier and Fokker Elmo, we feel privileged to be a part of the CSeries aircraft team and to be able to contribute to its success. Work has already started and the enthusiasm of the team members is enormous. Also we are very pleased to get the opportunity to implement and integrate our proven Wiring Design & Manufacturing System (WDMS) toolset and processes at the CSeries Integrated Product Team in Montreal, which will enable a seamless design and build process and ensure a low risk, on-time delivery of total wiring system"

Press release issued by Fokker Elmo on March 25, 2009

 

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Bombardier Inc. Airframer
Fokker Elmo Engine Harnesses, Electrical Wire & Cable, Wire Harnesses

 

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Bombardier C Series

 

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Electrical Power Systems
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