New Delhi: Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Limited (FE-SIL), a joint venture between GKN Aerospace and SASMOS HET Technologies Limited has been awarded a contract to manufacture electrical interconnections systems for the T-7A trainer aircraft by Swedish aerospace company Saab, according to a statement issued on September 8.
The trainer aircraft, which has been manufactured by Boeing in partnership with Saab, will train the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots, FE-SIL said in the statement. Under the multi-year contract, FE-SIL will deliver the required wiring systems for the advanced aircraft’s aft fuselage. The contract will strengthen FE-SIL’s relationship with Saab and Boeing, supporting them with affordable, global solutions.
SASMOS CMD H G Chandrashekar said: “We are proud and delighted that Saab has shown confidence in FE-SIL’s capability. 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.”
Michiel van der Maat, Vice President of GKN Aerospace Defense, said: “We are very proud of the expansion of our business relationship with Saab. Thanks to the FE-SIL team’s continued commitment to quality, on-time delivery and customer focus, we have now been selected for the EWIS aft-section wiring on this exciting new Boeing-Saab platform.”
The first EWIS ship-set is scheduled for delivery in 2022 from FE-SIL’s Centre of Excellence for Aircraft Harnesses in Bangalore.