26 March 2014
Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO) said it has received contracts valued at USD5.6m from Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT), to provide electronic assemblies and wiring harnesses for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft through January 2015.
The company said it will manufacture the electronic subassemblies at its Huntsville, Ark., plant and the wiring harnesses at its Joplin, Mo., facility. Ducommun has supported the V-22 program since 2005.
The Bell Boeing V-22 is produced under a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multirole combat aircraft that uses tiltrotor technology to combine the speed and range of a fixed-wing airplane with the vertical performance of a helicopter. With its nacelles and rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land, and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, its nacelles can be rotated to transform the aircraft into a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.
Founded in 1849, Ducommun Inc. provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com.