By Nick Gilbert
Magellan Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, has signed a long-term contract with Boeing to continue the production of hard metal structural assemblies for the new 787 Dreamliner airplanes and the next-generation Boeing737, 747-8, 767, 777 jet airliners.
In 2013, Magellan will start manufacturing these integrated metal assemblies at its operating facilities located in Kitchener, Ontario and New York. The contract represents the continuation of work Boeing Commercial and will generate revenues for Magellan. It also offers a fundamental support to the core commercial platform of Magellan. The company provides complex, machined parts for large commercial platforms.
Magellan and Boeing have gained significantly from their association to develop enhanced efficiencies by employing the Magellan Operating System (MOS) and Boeing’s value engineering tools. James Butyniec, President and CEO of Magellan, stated that they continuously identify ways to enhance their processes to meet their customers’ needs. The company’s VP for Business Development, Marketing and Contracts, Daniel Zanatta, also remarked that Magellan looks forward to continue its strong relationship with Boeing and is well prepared to support the customer’s future program requirements. In addition to aerospace components, the company designs, engineers and manufactures advanced products for space and military markets and specialty products.