Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW) designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides a variety of specialized metal treatment services. The company, based in Roseland, New Jersey, was formed in 1929 through the merger of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and Wright Aeronautical Corporation. Based in Roseland, New Jersey, the company has approximately 7,600 employees worldwide and has offices across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The company recently received a follow-on, multi-year contract valued at over $80M from Saab Aerostructures to provide the mechanical system and structural fittings for the Boeing 787 large cargo door. This agreement is in addition to the $16M contract previously announced in February of this year. Sales from this program have the potential to exceed $200M during the production life of the aircraft.
The mechanical system is comprised of mechanical parts for five major flight-critical subsystems: the lift, pull-in, latching, locking and vent systems. These systems assure the safe and proper operation (and the integrity) of the large cargo doors. The structural fittings are elements used in conjunction with the mechanical system and interface with the fuselage structure. The company will manufacture these components and sub-assemblies at its motion control facility in Shelby, North Carolina.
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