Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Limited (FE-SIL), the Joint Venture (JV) between GKN Aerospace and SASMOS HET Technologies Limited, has been awarded a USD multi-million dollar contract from Saab to manufacture Electrical Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft aft section.
Under the multi-year contract, FE-SIL, located in Bangalore, India, will deliver the required wiring systems for the aft fuselage of the advanced jet that will train the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots. This contract will strengthen FE-SIL’s relationship with Saab and Boeing, supporting them with affordable, global solutions.
The first EWIS ship-set is scheduled for delivery in 2022 from FE-SIL’s Centre of Excellence for Aircraft Harnesses in Bangalore.
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SASMOS CMD Mr. H G Chandrasekhar said: “We are proud and delighted that Saab has shown confidence in FE-SIL’s capability. We are excited to play a critical role in this program and to be the long-term partner for the world’s latest technology aircraft.”
Michiel van der Maat, Vice President of GKN Aerospace Defense, said: “We are very proud of the expansion of our business relationship with Saab. Thanks to the FE-SIL team’s continued commitment to quality, on-time delivery and customer focus, we have now been selected for the EWIS aft-section wiring on this exciting new Boeing-Saab platform.”
Source: GKN Aerospace
Date: Sep 10, 2021
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