Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, today announced that its Korry® flight deck control panels and associated software have been chosen by The Boeing Company for the 777X airplane program. The equipment being supplied includes a total of 26 modular flight deck panels pilots use to monitor and control aircraft systems. Esterline currently supplies the flight deck control panels and software for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The products and configuration for the panels on the 777X are similar to those on the 787, meaning pilots familiar with the 787 cockpit will be able to train and receive certification on the 777X in less time.
"With this win, we are excited to advance our efforts toward achieving global leadership status for this type of subsystem integration," said Esterline President & CEO Curtis Reusser. "Our continued support of Boeing programs such as the 787 Dreamliner and 777 is a testament to our strong partnership and ability to deliver world-class products on the cutting edge of today's aerospace technology."
According to Boeing, the 777X builds on the success of many technology developments introduced on the 777 and 787 airplanes, including increased engine and fuel efficiency, superior aerodynamics, and lighter, composite components. The flight deck control panels supplied by Esterline are designed to support the needs of these modern aircraft and feature a digital interface, lightweight components, and state-of-the-art electronics. Esterline will design and manufacture the panels in its Everett, Wash., facility under the Korry® product brand and the panels will also feature Esterline's Avista® software services and Mason™ rotary switches.
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials; Avionics & Controls; and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales approaching $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 people worldwide.
Operations within the Advanced Materials segment focus on technologies including high-temperature-resistant materials and components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.
Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, cockpit integration systems, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial and gaming applications.
The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, specialized harsh-environment connectors, electrical power distribution equipment, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers.
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