Ducommun Announces Contract for NextGen 737 Engine Start Switch(Los Angeles, June 15, 2010) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) today announced that its Ducommun Technologies, Inc. (DTI) subsidiary, a current supplier of lighted pushbutton switches, time delay relays, and TCAS switches to The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), has been awarded a contract to deliver the Next-Generation 737 engine start switches. These rotary switches, currently being designed and qualified by DTI's Human Machine Interface product group, will support all models in production as well as classic platforms, beginning in 2011. The goal of the next generation design is to provide a cost effective, highly reliable replacement switch for customers of Boeing's flagship 737 Classic as well as the Next-Generation 737.
Anthony J. Reardon, president and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, "This award demonstrates Ducommun's continuing commitment to support Boeing and its customers with the highest quality, best performing products on the market. DTI has been providing electro-mechanical illuminated switches and relays to the aerospace industry for over 50 years, and this design represents the natural extension of our product portfolio across rotary switches."
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Ducommun Technologies designs, engineers, manufactures and integrates complex mechanical and electromechanical subsystems, as well as a variety of components such as illuminated push button switches, high-reliability microwave and RF signal processing components, fractional horsepower motors and resolvers for the defense, electronics and commercial aviation industries.
Source : Ducommun Inc.