Korean Air has extended its contract with Boeing tier One supplier Kawasaki Heavy Industries to produce aft wheel well bulkheads for Boeing 787s.
The extension will span the next nine years, says the carrier, which has been producing 787 parts, like wingtips and wing flap support fairings, since 2005. It has delivered 1,100 shipsets to date.
The aft wheel well bulkhead supports the fuselage at the wheel portion of the aircraft and protects the aircraft from high temperatures originating in the main landing gear.
The extension in contract is expected to rake in about $300 million in revenue, states Korean Air.
“Korean Air continues to focus on improving its competitiveness through joint development for advanced technologies while securing follow-up contracts with major clients to maintain stable revenue,” the carrier says.
The latest contract extension follows a May signing with Airbus for A350 cargo doors, and a joint development agreement with the airframer for the latter’s Wing of Tomorrow project in June last year.