Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control Div. awarded $7.2M contract from Boeing

Dec. 8, 2004
Curtiss-Wright Corp., a designer and manufactur of products for motion control and flow control applications based in Roseland, N.J., has received a new contract from Boeing to supply proprietary aircraft canopy actuators for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The contract is valued at up to $7.2 million over a five-year-period. Curtiss-Wright's proprietary actuator, which is used to open and close the aircraft's canopy, was chosen to enable some commonality of parts on both the "E" (single-seat) and "F" (dual-seat) versions of theSuper Hornet. "Our ability to design highly integrated subsystems and components is a great advantage for our customers because it provides better cost structures," said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and CEO. "We are very pleased that Boeing has chosen us for this important defense contract." Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment will manufacture the components at its Shelby, N.C. facility. Development work has begun on the program and product shipments, which include both original equipment and spares, are expected to begin in 2005. The combat-proven F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a single -- and dual -- seat, twin-engine multi-mission tactical aircraft. Today, the Super Hornet is in service with the U.S. Navy.In addition to the Super Hornet, Curtiss-Wright supplies content on a number of military and commercial aerospace programs through its Motion Control segment.