Ontario’s Arnprior Aerospace gets new deal from Boeing
Boeing has announced two new supplier contracts at the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo in Abbotsford, further expanding Boeing’s commercial airplanes supply chain in Canada.
Boeing awarded Ontario-based Arnprior Aerospace Inc., a Boeing supplier since 2005, contracts to build parts supporting the rudder and elevator for the new 777X, which will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine commercial airplane.
“These new contracts for Arnprior Aerospace to support the 777X, our newest airplane program, reflect Boeing’s confidence in Arnprior’s performance and competitiveness,” said Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This is a great example of how Canadian aerospace production can bring value to our products while, at the same time, supporting long-term economic growth and local communities across the country.”
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Boeing with the addition of new work on Boeing airplane programs,” said Tom Melvin, president, Arnprior Aerospace. “Together, we are committed to further developing the aerospace industry in Canada, and this new work on the 777X keeps us connected to Boeing’s future growth and development.”
Boeing has been a committed partner to Canada’s aerospace industry for nearly a century. Boeing annually spends more than $1 billion with more than 560 Canadian suppliers and, in the past five years, has placed contracts valued at more than $6 billion with Canadian suppliers.