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BRIEF: Ducommun wins Boeing contract; work to be done in Parsons

July 1, 2014

By Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle



July 01--Aircraft supplier Ducommun has received a contract from Boeing to produce engine inlet bulkheads for Boeing's 737 MAX, an upgraded 737 with new engines, at its Parsons facility.

Ducommun will build the titanium assemblies at its Parsons operations center and ship them for integration into 737 MAX engine nacelle inlets at Boeing's new propulsion facility in South Carolina.

"This is an excellent win for Ducommun as we expand our relationship with Boeing on the 737 MAX platform," Anthony Reardon, the company's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "In addition, this is the first time our Kansas operation will work directly with Boeing as a sole-sourced supplier, a major achievement."

The Boeing 737 MAX single aisle airplane is scheduled to fly for the first time in 2016 with deliveries to begin in 2017.

Boeing has more than 2,000 orders for the plane.

Ducommun is based in Los Angeles and operates two business units, Ducommun AeroStructures and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies.

Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @mmcmillin.

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