|Indian based SASMOS-GKN AEROSPACE JV bagged the contract and will be making BOEING-SAAB T-7A|
SAAB has awarded a USD multi-million dollar contract to Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Limited (FE-SIL), a joint venture (JV) between GKN Aerospace and SASMOS HET Technologies Limited based in Bangalore, India, to manufacture Electrical Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-SAAB T-7A trainer aircraft aft-section in the advanced jet that will train the next generation. FE-SIL will provide the needed wiring systems for the advanced aircraft's aft fuselage under the multi-year contract.
This deal will enhance FE-ties SIL's with Saab and Boeing by providing them with cost-effective, worldwide solutions.
The first EWIS ship-set is expected to arrive in 2022 from FE-Bangalore-based SIL's Centre of Excellence for Aircraft Harnesses. “We are happy and delighted that Saab has demonstrated trust in FE-capability,” SIL's SASMOS CMD Mr H G Chandrashekar remarked. We're thrilled to be a part of this initiative and to be a long-term partner for the world's most advanced aircraft.”
“We are very pleased with the growth of our commercial partnership with Saab,” said Michiel van der Maat, Vice President of GKN Aerospace Defence. We have now been selected for the EWIS aft-section wiring on this exciting new Boeing-Saab platform, thanks to the FE-SIL team's continuing dedication to quality, on-time delivery, and customer focus.”