Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has secured a $754 million deal related to centre wingbox work on the Boeing 787 programme.

The contract was signed with Japanese tier one manufacturer Subaru, which produces the structure for the 787 family in Nagoya, says KAI.

It covers work from 2022 to 2038.

“KAI has built strong partnership with Subaru since 2005,” says the Korean firm. “We are rated highly for engineering capability and quality from the customer and it led [to this] contract.”

KAI has an extensive commercial aerostructures operation with work on major all of Boeing’s commercial programmes.

In addition, it provides aerostructures for other airframers such as Airbus, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Bell.