Boeing acquires operations of Summit Aeronautics

Aerospace and defence corporation Boeing has agreed to acquire the business and operations conducted by Montana-based Summit Aeronautics, a manufacturer of titanium and other hard metal structures for commercial and military aircraft.

Summit currently performs hard metal machining on 747-8 fail-safe bars, which allow the flaps to move on Boeing aircraft wings; 787 edge frames that fit around the doors; and 767 main-landing-gear beams, which facilitate the landing gear rotation.

After the transaction, Summit will continue its work on these Boeing programs and manufacture other machined parts for the 787.