Ducommun Signs Agreement With AgustaWestland for AW139 Helicopter
Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported that it has received a long-term agreement from AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation to continue producing specialized, complex wiring harnesses for the AW139 multi-mission helicopter. The three-year agreement extends Ducommun’s support of the program at its Joplin, Mo., operation through December 2016.
"This contract expands the wiring harness assembly work we are providing for the AW139 helicopter, increasing our content on the aircraft,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman and chief executive officer. “Having supported AgustaWestland with structural solutions for many years, we are pleased to strengthen our relationship through electronic systems such as these."
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The AW139 helicopter sets the standard for multi-mission performance via its range, the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class, and enduring performance under extreme conditions – along with cruising speeds of up to 165 knots. It features a low acoustic signature, integrated mission avionics, and is available with a full ice protection system that allows aircrews to accomplish missions in the most demanding environments. More than 200 customers in 60 countries use the medium-twin engine AW139 for multi-mission roles.
Source : Ducommun