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Triumph to continue AH-1Z bonded panel production

30th January 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Triumph Group has signed a new agreement with Bell Helicopter to extend its production of bonded panel structures for the AH-1Z attack helicopter through 2021, the company announced on 29 January.

Under the agreement, Triumph’s Fabrications business will provide the panels for Lots 15-16 of the AH-1Z.

The original contract was signed between Triumph Fabrications and Bell in 2012.

Pete Wick, executive vice president, Triumph Aerospace Structures, said: ‘Our Fabrications business has a long-standing relationship with Bell Helicopter, supporting multiple commercial and military programmes.

‘The follow-on contract for bonded panels on the AH-1Z demonstrates the productive partnership between Triumph and Bell. We are honoured to provide such an extensive statement of work for the AH-1Z, and to support the men and women of the US Marine Corps who utilise this aircraft to defend and protect our freedoms.’

The company also produces fuselage structures, rotor fairings, leading edges, avionics shelves and fuel pods for Bell Helicopter aircraft including the Bell 205, 206, 412, and 525.

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