Firth Rixson signs supply deal for future engine parts with Safran's Snecma

Firth Rixson signs supply deal for future engine parts with Safran's Snecma

Long-term deal expires in 2024, estimated value of $200 million.

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July 17, 2014

Farnborough, England – Firth Rixson and Safran's aero engine company Snecma, have signed a critical supplier contract worth than an estimated $200 million.

The long term agreement secures the supply of Firth Rixson's closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the CFM International LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B, and LEAP-1C engine programs, from 2014 to 2023. Such LEAP engine programs will power leading next generation aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family and the Boeing 737 MAX family, to the Comac C919.

"Firth Rixson have great admiration for the technology that Snecma produces, from the best-selling CFM56 engine, now to the LEAP engine family. And with such advanced technology comes the requirement for a first-class supplier. This contract demonstrates the robustness of our critical rotating engine discs and rings supply, as well as reiterates our continuous improvement focus in-line with market demand and adaptation," says David Mortimer, CEO, Firth Rixson.

Parts will be supplied from U.S., UK and Asia-Pacific facilities. Firth Rixson specializes in the production of seamless rolled rings, closed die forgings, and specialty metals.

Source: Firth Rixson