Curtiss-Wright Corp. has a new work order from Boeing Commercial Aircraft to provide “emergent and specialty production support” for the final assembly and delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Curtis Wright’s motion control plant in Shelby, N.C., and its metal-treatment operations will deliver components to the 787 final assembly operation in South Carolina.
The value of the contract is unknown.
Boeing is finishing construction for the first deliveries of its new 787, a wide-body twin-engine aircraft with long range and carrying capacity for 210 to 330 passengers. A new Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C., is one of the plants producing the Dreamliners, which have been delayed for over two years because of design issues, parts shortages, and labor problems. Boeing maintains the first commercial deliveries will take place this year.
Curtis-Wright has been supplying products and services to Boeing for many decades. The New Jersey-based company designs and manufactures motion control and flow control products, and provides specialized metal treatment services.
"True to Curtiss-Wright's position as a leader in engineered products and services for the aerospace industry, we remain confident that we will perform at the highest level to support Boeing and its 787 global customer base," stated Curtis Wright chairman and CEO Martin R. Benante.