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Avcorp, Boeing inks production pact

Canadian airframe structures builder Avcorp Industries Inc (TSX: AVP) said that it has received a purchase contract from US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the production and supply of tunnel cover assemblies for the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters.

Each shipset of tunnel covers consists of several large and complex metal bonded aerostructures, the firm said. These tunnel covers act as access covers to the driveshaft, which runs between the two main rotors of the aircraft.

Avcorp has manufactured and supplied Boeing with various aircraft components, including wheel well fairings and wing tip panels for the Next-Generation 737, and CH-47 Chinook helicopter cockpit nose enclosure assemblies, for more than 20 years.

Boeing has four active IRB programs tied to the procurement of the CC-177 airlifter and support; ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system, CH-147 helicopter and support, and the Mercury Global programme.

Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for aircraft companies including BAE Systems, Boeing, and Bombardier (TSX: BBD-B).

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