ROMANIAN STATE-owned aircraft manufacturer Romaero is to supply parts for Bombardier's Canadair CL-415 amphibious aircraft.

The deal follows the sale of 24 Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets and de Havilland Dash 8s to Romanian airline DAC Air. The two are not connected, the Canadian company claims, adding: "We have been looking at East Europe for some time."

Bucharest-based Romaero will produce subassemblies for the forward fuselage of the Canadian amphibian. Romania already produces parts for Boeing, under a $12 million contract awarded in 1994. Pratt & Whitney Canada, meanwhile, is negotiating to take a 51% stake in Romanian state-owned engine manufacturer Turbomecanica, which already produces parts for its engines, as well as licence-building Rolls-Royce and Turbomenca powerplants.

Source: Flight International