Precision Castparts has agreed to acquire Composites Horizons Inc (CHI) from American Industrial Partners.

CHI is a supplier of high temperature carbon and ceramic composite components, including ceramic matrix composites (CMC), for use in next-generation aerospace engines. The company makes specialized components with exceptional strength and high-temperature tolerance, with the aim to allow aircraft engines to operate with higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. It supplies parts for the A320neo, 737 MAX, 777X, 787, and A350 XWB.

‘Driven by their temperature and weight capabilities, the demand for composite and CMC components in aircraft engines is expected to expand over the next decade,’ said Mark Donegan, chairman and CEO. ‘With capability across multiple classes of CMCs and composites, and with multi-year relationships with all the engine OEMs, CHI is in a strong position to capitalize on growth opportunities. In combination with CHI, PCC is now able to offer our engine customers a range of metallic and CMC material capability to meet any requirement.’

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