6-Aug-2013 Source: Meggitt
Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a long-term contract award for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter sponson fuel system. The contract starts immediately and will run until 2030, with deliveries starting in 2015. The proven and technologically-advanced S-92® helicopter is certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The aircraft’s sponson fuel system, which contains a structural composite housing, a fuel cell and complete fuel integration system, derives from Meggitt’s long experience in composites and fuel containment. The new design of the multi-piece composite structure reduces manufacturing risk and the cost of field repairs.
The sponson fuel system will be produced in our state-of-the-art facility in Rockmart, GA, USA.
Meggitt Chief Executive Stephen Young commented: “Meggitt has long been expert in flexible fuel cell design, recently launching an IED-resistant design for land vehicles. This award takes us to another level. It marks our first, fully-certified fuel containment system and gives us access to the upper level fuel assembly market, consistent with the strategic objectives of our Polymers & Composites division.”
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.