Deal covers flight control system for air-to-air refuelling booms
DELTA, BC: Avcorp Industries Inc has received a purchase contract from Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the production development and supply of a prototype Ruddevator, a flight control system for stabilization and directional control of air-to-air refuelling booms. The prototype redesign incorporates new processes and materials meant to enhance the reliability of the Ruddevator. Avcorp has manufactured and supplied Boeing with various aircraft components, including wheel well fairings for the Next-Generation 737, and CH-47 Chinook helicopter cockpit enclosure assemblies.
“Avcorp is excited to be given this opportunity to further demonstrate our extensive and world-class metal bond technology and assembly capabilities on the KC-135 Program,” said Mark van Rooij, president and CEO of Avcorp.
The contract is in line with Canada’s Industrial & Regional Benefits (IRB) policy and is part of Boeing’s IRB programs in Canada. The 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 several active IRB programs.
Avcorp also received a 2011 Silver Boeing Performance Excellence award last February.