Mark Hannant

Dowty Group has secured extensions on its contracts on Boeing 737, 747, 757, and 767 aircraft worth more than $250 million, the company announced at the show yesterday.

Under terms of the long-term deals, Dowty Aerospace Los Angeles (DALA) will supply hydro-mechanical equipment to Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group until the end of 2006.

The contract extension covers the supply of reverser actuation systems, flight spoiler control units, utility steering and landing door actuators worth in excess of $100 million on current airline sales projections.

Hamble Structures, a Dowty Group company, has signed extensions on its contracts to supply fixed leading edge structures for Boeing Next Generation 737s.

It will supply aerostructures for all Next Generation 737s until the end of 2003, which translates to an order worth well over $150 million.

Earlier, Dowty announced that the Japan Defence Agency and Shin Maya Industries had selected its R414 advanced composite propeller system for the upgraded US-1A Kai amphibian aircraft.


This aircraft will undertake search and rescue activities for the Japanese Self Defence Force.

Also at the show, Dowty Aerospace Hydraulics says it has been chosen to develop and supply the landing gear hydraulics for the new Bell Agusta AB139 helicopter.

The work, which will be undertaken by US sister company Dowty Aerospace Yakima, is worth around $20 million.

Source: Flight Daily News