Work Continues to Focus on 737, 777 and P-8A Airframes
At Farnborough on 16 July GKN Fokker Elmo and Boeing agreed to extend an agreement, already in place for more than a decade, under which GKN supplies electrical wiring and interconnect systems (EWIS) and junction boxes for Boeing’s 737 and 777 airline families and the P-8A POSEIDON maritime patrol and strike aircraft. The contract extension is confirmation of GKN Fokker Elmo’s position as a strategic EWIS supplier to Boeing.
The manufacturing activities through the contract extension will see the continued production of the 737, 777 and P8A programmes supported by the teams in the Netherlands, Turkey, China, and establishing production work within the new India facility.
“We are delighted to be part of these successful aircraft programmes, and to continue our long-term and successful relationship with Boeing. The extension is a true reflection of Boeing’s continued confidence in GKN Fokker Elmo as a quality, well placed, strategic supplier, and a true reflection of the dedication and hard work of the teams,” commented GKN Aerospace CEO Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia, John Pritchard.