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PARIS: Triumph to support design of Mitsubishi's SpaceJet

Triumph Group has sealed an agreement under which its Aerospace Structures business unit will support the design and development of Mitsubishi Aircraft's SpaceJet M100.

The US group says it will leverage its structural engineering resources to provide airframe design and analysis support for the aircraft's development, with a particular focus on wing optimisation and access to advanced material technology.

As part of the contract, Triumph Aerospace Structures will design major structures of the aircraft, targeting optimisation of weight, cost, and producibility. The services will be provided at Triumph’s technology and engineering centre in Arlington, Texas.

Triumph's capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines, including trade studies, finite element modelling, structure sizing and detail components, and stress analysis.

"We are excited to work with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and support the development of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 aircraft. The workscope presents an exciting opportunity for our engineering team and manufacturing operations," says Pete Wick, executive vice-president for Triumph Aerospace Structures.

"Our talented and highly-experienced team is well qualified to perform design, development and qualification of large complex metallic and composite aircraft structures and will provide Mitsubishi with the highly-specialised services needed to help bring their aircraft to market," he adds.

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