Meggitt to supply fire protection for 737 Max

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UK aerospace firm Meggitt is to supply the fire-protection system for the engines and auxiliary power unit of the Boeing 737 Max.

The company says the contract for the CFM International Leap-1B-powered jet includes the fire detectors, control computer and fire-suppression bottles.

Meggitt has disclosed the agreement as part of its half-year performance update.

Civil aerospace revenues for the company rose by 5%, in organic terms, to £348 million ($592 million), lifted by strong growth in original equipment supply for large and regional aircraft.

Aftermarket activities continued a “patchy improvement”, it says, with month-to-month variation.

Outlook for both the original equipment and aftermarket sectors remains “robust”, adds Meggitt, with Airbus and Boeing having a firm order backlog covering several years’ production.