Cobham unit awarded $200 million

Dräger Aerospace, part of Cobham’s Aerospace Systems Group, has been awarded $200 million by Boeing to provide Passenger Service Units for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Cobham has announced that Dräger Aerospace of Lübeck, Germany, part of Cobham’s Aerospace Systems Group (ASG), has been awarded a long term contract by Boeing to provide Passenger Service Units (PSUs) for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



The PSUs will house service systems for passengers on the Dreamliner, including emergency oxygen, personal lighting, ventilation and signs.



Boeing expects to begin rate production of the aircraft in 2009 and the value of the contract is expected to reach $200 million.



Andy Stevens, President of Cobham’s Aerospace Systems Group (ASG), commented, ‘’The PSU programme represents a step up in integration for Dräger Aerospace. The award validates the strategy of leveraging ASG’s capabilities and relationships with key customers such as Boeing to increase platform content on major projects.’’