Contract covers production and supply of tunnel cover assemblies for the CH-47 Chinook helicopters
VANCOUVER—Avcorp Industries, Inc has received a purchase contract from The Boeing Company for the production and supply of tunnel cover assemblies for the CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Each shipset of tunnel consists of several large and complex metal bonded aerostructures. The 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.
“This new contract underscores the importance of our long-standing partnership which continues to support highly-skilled aerospace jobs within Canada,” said Mark van Rooij, president and CEO of Avcorp. “We are proud that our partnership with Boeing continues to provide us with opportunities to contribute to a key platform.”
Boeing said the contract was awarded to Avcorp based on their capabilities and competitiveness, as well as how the work will support the fulfillment of Boeing’s industrial and regional benefits (IRB) programs. Canada’s IRB policy requires prime contractors like Boeing to invest in the Canadian economy as a result of winning defense and security contracts with the government of Canada. 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 program.