Comtek Awarded Bombardier's Global 7000 and Global 8000 Business Jets Floors Supply Contract
BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd. ("Comtek"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avcorp Industries Inc., is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to design and manufacture the floor panels on Bombardier Aerospace's* Global* 7000* and Global 8000* aircraft. Comtek will commence design engineering in early 2014.
"Comtek is pleased to continue its support of Bombardier through the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft programs", states Brent Collver, President of Comtek, "It is Comtek's culture to continuously innovate and deliver the highest performing products to our customers. This culture is at the core of our long-standing relationship with Bombardier and we are excited to expand it further into Bombardier's premier business jet segment".
Comtek currently supplies floor panels to Bombardier Aerospace for the CRJ700*, CRJ900*, CRJ1000*, Q400* and Learjet* 85* aircraft and also provides aftermarket supply to aircraft operators.
Founded in 1994, Comtek Advanced Structures is an advanced composite design, fabrication and repair facility. Specializing in out-of-autoclave processes, Comtek provides innovative composite solutions from conceptual design and analysis through to manufacturing, testing and airworthiness certification. As an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Design Approval Organization (DAO), Comtek provides proprietary repairs to fix primary and secondary structures with damage beyond SRM limits. Comtek typically services aircraft including CRJ*, Dash 8*, ATR, Dornier, Saab and Embraer, among others. Located in Burlington, Ontario with distributors worldwide, Comtek is a preferred manufacturer for composite design and repair.
For additional information visit www.comtekadvanced.com.
Andrew Erskine, Marketing Manager
Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, and Bombardier. With more than 50 years of experience, over 400 skilled employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities in Delta BC and Burlington ON, Avcorp offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower‐cost, light weight, strong, reliable structures. Our Burlington location also offers composite repairs for commercial aircraft. Avcorp is a Canadian public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).
* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
MARK VAN ROOIJ
PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AVCORP INDUSTRIES INC.
COMTEK ADVANCED STRUCTURES LTD.
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SOURCE Avcorp Industries Inc.