Figeac AeroFrench supplier of aeronautical equipment, has concluded a new contract with Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), relating to the production of the TRV exhaust housing of the motor LEAP-1B equipping the Boeing 737 MAX, for a total amount greater than 30 million euros.
“This contract has very strong potential, both in terms of production rate and market share development.“, estimates Figeac Aéro. With a total duration of 10 years, it will mobilize two sites of the French equipment manufacturer, Figeac and Aulnat (SNAA). The first deliveries of TRV casings are expected during the second half of 2024, with a ramp-up in production in 2025.
The inconel part (an alloy consisting mainly of nickel, chromium, iron, magnesium and titanium) requires almost unprecedented technical know-how in the supply chain, both in terms of its dimensions, the complexity of its manufacturing process, and by its high volumes. “This contract marks further recognition of Figeac Aéro’s technical expertise and its ability to carry out a large-scale project.“, underlines the French equipment manufacturer, which already won the production of LEAP-1A engine nacelles.