Firth Rixson, Snecma Sign Deal
Firth Rixson and Safran’s leading aero-engine company, Snecma, signed a critical supplier contract worth approximately $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 program. These LEAP engines will power next-generation aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family and the Boeing 737 MAX family. Parts will be supplied from Firth Rixson’s U.S., U.K. and Asia-Pacific facilities. The deal, which runs from 2014 to 2023, confirms the effectiveness of Firth Rixson’s critical rotating engine discs and rings.