CPI Aerostructures nabs US$86M U.S. Navy aero parts contract
by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff
CPI will build parts used to make complete wings for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the C-2A Greyhound aircraft
EDGEWOOD, NY—Plane and helicopter manufacturer CPI Aerostructures, Inc. has won a multi-year contract worth US$86.1 million to make outer wing panel (OWP) kits for Northrop Grumman Corp.
The kits are for use in the manufacture of complete wings for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the C-2A Greyhound aircraft. The contract includes approximately US$63.6 million in backlog and approximately US$22.5 million in requirements that were released to CPI Aero in 2013.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the United States Navy’s primary airborne early warning and battle management command and control platform. The C-2 Greyhound’s primary mission is to transport high-priority cargo, critical aircraft parts, mail and passengers to deployed Carrier Strike Groups.
CPI Aero has produced OWP kits for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the C-2A Greyhound aircraft, which share a common wing design, since June 2008.
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