LOS ANGELES Aerospace component supplier Triumph Group
Inc. has won a role building the Embraer SAs new
generation of airliners, which will be worth about $1.7 billion
in business over the lifetime of the contract.
Over the next four years, Triumphs Aerostructures-Vought
Aircraft division will invest about $130 million in the second
generation of São José dos Campos, Brazil-based
Embraers E-Jet, for which it will design and build the
center fuselage section III, rear fuselage section and various
tail section components.
The Berwyn, Pa.-based company will spend approximately $25
million on the program in the fiscal year ending March 31,
The new generation of the narrow-body, medium-range
Brazilian-built airliner, which is seen as a competitor to
Montreal-based Bombardier Inc.s new CSeries jet, is due
to enter service in 2018.
The Embraer award expands our presence in the jet
market, Jeffry D. Frisby, Triumphs president and
chief executive officer, said. He added that Triumph has been
working diligently on developing its relationship
Triumph, which had $3.7 billion in sales for the 12 months
ended March 31including $2.8 billion in
aerostructuresacquired the Primus Composites operation of
Portland, Ore.-based Precision Castparts Corp. in May for an
This consists of manufacturing facilities in Farnborough,
England and Rayong, Thailand which will now operate as Triumph
Structures-Farnborough and Triumph Structures-Thailand. That
acquisition is expected to add about $55 million in annual
In March, Triumph acquired the pump and engine control business
of West Hartford, Conn.-based Goodrich Corp., which is expected
to bring to bring about $195 million in annual sales.
Chicago-based Boeing Co. was Triumphs largest customer in
the most recent fiscal year, accounting for 49 percent of its
annual sales, documents filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission indicate.
However, no other customer accounted for more than 10 percent
of the companys business.