GKN has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft.
GKN has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft.

A GKN joint venture (JV) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Saab to make electrical interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft aft section.

Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Limited (FE-SIL), a JV between GKN Aerospace and SASMOS HET Technologies Limited, located in Bangalore, India, will deliver the required wiring systems for the aft fuselage, the companies say.

The first EWIS is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

‘We are proud and delighted that Saab has shown confidence in FE-SIL’s capability,’ said SASMOS managing director, H G Chandrasekhar. ‘We are excited to play a critical role in this program and to be the long-term partner for the world’s latest technology aircraft.’

This story uses material from GKN, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.