CHARLOTTE, N.C. – October 26, 2012 - Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a follow-on production contract from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) to provide the Fire Protection System for use on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The new contract is valued at $9 million, with an estimated potential value in excess of $18 million over the lifetime of the program. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Sukhoi with its Fire Protection System technology, which will provide protection for the entire Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, including smoke and fire detection and suppression in the cargo bay, engines, APU, wheel wells, lavatories, and associated electronics. Shipments are scheduled to begin in March, 2013 and are scheduled to continue through September, 2014.
“We are very proud to have received this follow-on production contract from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, which reflects and reaffirms SCAC confidence in our products,” said Tom Quinly, President of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “This new agreement strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s market position as a trusted partner for Sukhoi, and is further affirmation of Curtiss-Wright’s expanding footprint in the Russian aerospace industry.”
Curtiss-Wright’s Fire Protection System is flexible and scalable for different size aircraft. The system’s controllers feature dual redundant operation, DO-178B qualified software, and DO-160B environmental qualifications. A dual loop controller for improved dispatch ability provides sophisticated fault monitoring. Curtiss-Wright’s smoke detectors are designed with advanced technology, using the multiple criteria particle discrimination principle, and are enhanced with the ability to discriminate false stimulants.
The Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics and Electronics division (CWC-AE) division will manufacture the products covered by this agreement at its facility in City of Industry, CA, and ship them to Sukhoi in Moscow, Russia. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE), please visit www.cwc-ae.com.
About the Sukhoi Superjet 100
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a 100-seat regional jet designed, developed, and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.81 and maximum operating ceiling of 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731-meter runway in the basic range and at 2,052 meters in the long range.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors, and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is an innovative engineering company that provides highly engineered, critical function products, systems, and services in the areas of flow control, motion control, and metal treatment to the defense, energy, and commercial/industrial markets. The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and manufacturing innovation along with long-standing customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.