Dowty has landed two major orders from Boeing Commercial Airplanes that could be worth over $250 million to the UK aerospace equipment supplier.

Hamble Structures, acquired by the TI Group - Dowty's parent - following its recent purchase of the EIS Group, has secured an extension of a deal to supply fixed leading edge structures for the Next Generation 737 family.

The deal, announced at the Paris air show on 12 June, will see Hamble supply structures for all 737 family versions until 2003.

Meanwhile, Dowty Aerospace Los Angeles has extended a contract to supply hydromechanical equipment for most of Boeing's civil types. The deal, which runs until the end of 2006, is expected to be worth more than $100 million.

• Shin Maywa Industries has selected Dowty's R414 composite propeller for the new US-1A Kai amphibian, alongside the Rolls-Royce Allison AE2100 engine.

Source: Flight International