Dowty Aerospace, the British propellors-to-engine components specialist, announced yesterday it has won an order to provide a major part of the new Raytheon Aircraft Premier I business jet's hydraulic system.

The contract, which Dowty reckons is worth more than $30 million over the aircraft's life, involves building 15 assemblies per ship.

* Dowty Group, parent company of Dowty Aerospace and Messier-Dowty, has appointed Geoff Smith deputy chief executive. He has risen through the company since joining as a student apprentice in 1968.

* The group is also to re-adopt its former logo, which made its first appearance at the 1935 Paris Salon.

It replaces the recent design of two heads 'listening' to each other.

Source: Flight Daily News