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Triumph units gain diverse manufacturing contracts
Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Boeing, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation and Innovate UK have entrusted projects in environmental cooling systems, helicopter transmission and electro-mechanical landing gear actuation respectively.

Triumph Group has earned significant contracts involving environmental cooling systems, helicopter transmission, and electro-mechanical landing gear actuation.

The company's Systems Electronics and Controls business in West Hartford, Connecticut has been awarded a multi-year contract from The Boeing Company on the AH-64 Apache environmental cooling system. This is comprised of multiple components and provides conditioned heating and cooling air for the crew stations and cooling air to the Extended Forward Avionics Bays (EFBs).

"Triumph has supported Boeing on the AH-64 Apache ECS for over two decades providing critical Thermal and Heating System for the fleet of over 2,000 helicopters," says Justin Wolfanger, President of Triumph Systems, Electronics and Controls. "Building on our successful integration of the former Fairchild business into our West Hartford CT engine controls factory as part of our consolidation plan, this contract allows us to extend and expand our ECS offerings to Boeing and the US Army on both OEM and aftermarket deliveries. Our West Hartford site benefitted from our partnership with the State of Connecticut whose infrastructure investments make it possible to retain high-wage manufacturing jobs in the state. This contract ensures Triumph as the sole source ECS provider for the Apache for the coming years."

Meanwhile, Triumph's Geared Solutions business has been selected by Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) to design and build a prototype main transmission for PiAC's hydrogen powered PA-890 eVTOL compound helicopter. This project will begin this summer in Park City, UT.

"Through innovative development of the main transmission for the next generation of sustainably fueled aircraft, our team of experienced design engineers will collaborate with Piasecki to support the breakthrough PA-890 aircraft," says Pete Gibson, President of Triumph Geared Solutions. "This prototype will incorporate additive technology advancements."

"We selected the Triumph Geared Solutions team for this project based on their extensive experience in gearbox design, development, and their ability to implement innovative manufacturing approaches," says John Piasecki, President and CEO of PiAC. "Triumph's collaborative approach to development was a critical factor in our selection of them to jointly develop a main transmission prototype for the PA-890's hydrogen electric propulsion system."

In the UK Triumph Group's Actuation Products and Services business has been awarded a grant from Innovate UK for the advances in the Landing for A New Decade One (LANDOne) programme. In support of industry trends towards a more electric aircraft, the company will develop key enabling technologies for the next generation of electro-mechanical actuation for commercial aircraft landing gear applications. This work will be performed in the UK with support from Triumph's US-based engineers.

"On the LANDOne project, Triumph is aligned with our customer's operational performance goals, while expanding its capabilities to develop future products," says Mike Boland, President of Triumph Actuation Products and Services. "The advanced technology developed on this project will increase confidence in an all-electric solution to landing gear actuation while fulfilling the demanding safety and durability requirements of this application."

Contact details from our directory:
Triumph Group, Inc.
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Airframer
Triumph Integrated Systems - Electronics & Control - West Hartford Cooling Systems, Engine Accessories, Engine Controls, Engine Parts, Fuel Control Systems, Fuel Meters, Fuel Pumps, Full Authority Digital Controls, Torque Indicators
Triumph Integrated Systems - Geared Solutions - Macomb Gear Drives, Gearboxes, Gears & Assemblies, Mechanical Actuators
Piasecki Aircraft Corp. Airframer
Triumph Integrated Systems - Fluid Power & Actuation - Clemmons Aircraft Landing Gear, AN/MS/NAS Series Cables, Fuel Pumps, Hydraulic Actuators, Hydraulic Power Supplies, Hydraulic Pumps, Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Linear Actuators, Machining Services, Reservoirs, Solenoid Valves, Struts, Valves
Related aircraft programs:
Piasecki PA-890
Boeing AH-64 Apache
Related directory sectors:
Power Transmission
Environmental Systems