Triumph secures contract with Bell for AH-1Z bonded panels

Triumph secures contract with Bell for AH-1Z bonded panels

Follow-on contract will extend production of bonded panel structures for the AH-1Z attack helicopter through 2021.

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March 6, 2018
Edited by Eric Brothers
Military/UAV/UAS

Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based Triumph Group Inc.’s Fabrications business has obtained a long-term agreement with Bell to extend production of bonded panel structures for the AH-1Z attack helicopter through 2021. Triumph’s Fabrications business, under its newly realigned Aerospace Structures business unit, will provide the panels for Lots 15-16 under the follow-on contract agreement. The contract between Triumph Fabrications and Bell for the original scope of work was executed in 2012. Triumph Fabrications is an operating company of Triumph Aerospace Structures.

In addition to bonded panels, Triumph Fabrications produces fuselage structures, rotor fairings, leading edges, avionics shelves, and fuel pods for Bell, formerly known as Bell Helicopter.

“Our Fabrications business has a long-standing relationship with Bell, supporting multiple commercial and military programs,” said Pete Wick, executive vice president for Triumph Aerospace Structures. “The follow-on contract for bonded panels on the AH-1Z demonstrates the productive partnership between Triumph and Bell.”

In addition to the AH-1Z, Triumph Fabrications produces structural content on the Bell 205, 206, 412, and 525, and fabricated structural content and spares for other military programs.