SASMOS-GKN Aerospace JV wins wiring contract from Saab
Contract has been awarded to manufacture Electrical Interconnections Systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft aft-section in the advanced jet that will train the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots.
Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Limited (FE-SIL) - the joint venture (JV) between GKN Aerospace and the Bengaluru-based SASMOS HET Technologies Limited formed in 2014 - has been awarded a USD multi-million-dollar contract from Saab to manufacture Electrical Interconnections Systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft aft-section in the advanced jet that will train the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots. Under the multi-year contract, FE-SIL will deliver the required wiring systems for the advanced aircraft’s aft fuselage.
This contract will strengthen FE-SIL’s relationship with Saab and Boeing, supporting them with affordable, global solutions.
The first EWIS ship-set is scheduled for delivery in 2022 from FE-SIL’s Centre of Excellence for Aircraft Harnesses in Bengaluru. H G Chandrashekar, CMD, SASMOS, 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.”
SASMOS HET Technologies Ltd is an innovative and value driven company with over 13 years of experience in the segment of aerospace and defence. With state-of-the-art manufacturing centres at Whitefield and Aerospace SEZ Bangalore, SASMOS currently employs over 1000 human resources and has earned a reputation of being one of India’s top 100 SMEs. SASMOS Business segments range across platforms, from sea to space - with capabilities of designing, qualification, and manufacturing of electrical interconnections for fighter, trainer, surveillance, cargo, commercial and business aircrafts, marine applications, weapon control systems, UAV and satellites, electromechanical assemblies, and system integrations for control systems in addition to electronic solutions for armoured vehicles, missiles and aircrafts.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. As a global company serving the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies – for use in defence and commercial aircraft ranging from helicopters, business jets, passenger planes to the most advanced fighter aircraft. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort.