Le Bourget, France (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
Asco Industries and Alenia Aeronautica have signed a life of program contract at the Paris Airshow for the supply of large titanium machined parts for the Boeing 787 Program. First deliveries are planned end 2011.
With this contract Asco further expands its customer base and consolidates as a confident partner in the supply of complex components. The award is in line with Asco’s strategy to continuously and globally expand its capabilities and grow its business through innovative and competitive products.
According to Asco’s mid-term goal horizon program (2012-2018), objective is stated to achieve a company that keeps adding value and technology to the aerospace industry.
Major recent successes in 2011 articulate into the program. These include a.o. prolongation contracts with Goodrich Corporation, Goodrich Landing Gear Division, and Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division.
Further, Asco’s continuous benchmark supply performance of large, complex titanium components for the Airbus A380 to Goodrich Landing Gear resulted in a follow-on commitment till end 2017. Asco is responsible for the manufacture of most titanium & aluminium components for the A380 Body Landing Gear. The statement of work includes the largest titanium component on the A380.
In the business jet sector, Asco was awarded a contract extension for the supply of more than 75 hard metal components for the Gulfstream G550 wing, assembled by Triumph’s subsidiary Vought.
Another success that further consolidates the presence of the company in the business aviation is the award of 2 new contracts on Bombardier’s Learjet 85. Asco will manufacture spoilers and trunnions in its subsidiaries in Germany and Canada, respectively.
Fastly growing into military applications, Asco has started delivery of key titanium bulkheads for the Joint Strike Fighter / F-35 to Lockheed Martin. Furthermore, Asco was granted contract to supply F-35 titanium hinges for the folded wings of the Carrier version.
Other reported successes by Asco in 2011 are the prolongation contracts with Goodrich Corporation, Goodrich Landing Gear Division, and Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division.
The continued support of large titanium components for the Airbus A380 to Goodrich Landing Gear has resulted in a prolongation of the current contract. Asco is responsible for the supply of titanium and aluminium components for the A380 body landing gear. The statement of work includes the largest ti-component of the A380, and covers deliveries until the end of 2017.
In the business jet sector, Asco was awarded a contract extension for the supply of more than 75 metal components for the Gulfstream G550 wing, assembled by Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division.
Another success story in the regional jet business was the award of Bombardier’s Learjet 85. Asco has signed two contracts, one for the spoilers and one for the trunions. These parts will be manufactured in Asco’s subsidiaries in Germany and Canada, respectively.
Asco received two JSF Lockheed Martin contracts, the first one for aluminium parts related to the forward fuselage structure, and the other one for titanium bulkheads and longerons. Asco manufactures these parts in its Canadian facility just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. Asco will also deliver key titanium bulkheads. It has made its first delivery in June 2011.
Asco is a privately owned Belgian company incorporated in 1954.
The aerospace business started in 1979 and is currently the sole activity of the Group.
Asco is a proven technology specialist and supply chain integrator in design, development, precision machining, processing and certified assembly of complex, high strength, metallic aircraft components (high-lift devices, landing gear components, and engine attachments). Material used is mainly titanium, high strength steels and various aluminium alloys.
The Asco Group is headquartered in Zaventem, Belgium; operating from three sites including subsidiaries in Gedern Oberhessen, Germany and in Delta, British Columbia, Canada; combined with an office in São José dos Campos, Brasil.
Today, the Asco Group employs just over 1,100 people; its worldwide, 100% Aerospace customer base includes most aircraft manufacturers as well as many related Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers.
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