GKN Aerospace to manufacture EWIS in India

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GKN Aerospace’s Indian Joint Venture, Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Ltd (FE-SIL) in Bangalore, has been awarded a contract to manufacture electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Pilatus PC-24.

The new multi-million-dollar contract strengthens the relationship between GKN Aerospace and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Activities in Bangalore to start the production for PC24 EWIS involve more than 30 highly skilled operators in India. This number will grow after further production ramp up.  

John Pritchard, CEO of GKN Aerospace ASEA, said: “We are very proud of our continued participation in the Pilatus aircraft family. We’ve been producing EWIS at FE-SIL in India for Pilatus Aircraft since 2015, and thanks to the team’s continued commitment to quality, on-time delivery and customer focus, we have strengthened our business relationship for many more years to come.”

More than 30 PC-24s are currently in operation around the world, including three PC-24s used as medevac aircraft for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Pilatus plans on delivering about 40 PC-24 Super Versatile Jets in 2019 and 50 in 2020.

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