Beaver Part of Team Providing Aircraft, Training and Support for USAF LAS Mission
- Beaver will supply trim actuators for A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft, supporting jobs and economic opportunity in Livonia, MI
Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and global leader in the design and manufacturing of custom and broad-range actuation technologies, today announced that it is part of the supplier network tapped by the U.S. Air Force under its recently awarded Light Air Support (LAS) contract. On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Air Force announced the selection of Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply aircraft for use by the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps and other future customers. The aircraft that will be provided is the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano. The aircraft will be used for conducting flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations and is a key element of U.S. government partner-building efforts in Afghanistan and other partner nations.
Under terms of the contract, Beaver will supply three trim actuators (elevator, rudder and aileron) for the A-29 Super Tucano. Built to withstand rigorous applications and demanding environments, Beaver’s electromechanical actuators (EMAs) are known throughout the industry for their impeccable quality, precision and performance.
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“Everyone at Beaver Aerospace & Defense is proud to be part of the team selected by the U.S. Air Force for this important mission,” said Ben Kearns, General Manager of Beaver Aerospace & Defense.
Additionally, Beaver provides award-winning ball screws, ball splines and gears, which can fit virtually any application. As a certified FAA Repair Station, Beaver also offers expert repair, overhaul and testing services for all electromechanical actuators and ball screws.
Source : Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc.