Smiths land Trent contract

Smiths Aerospace has been awarded a contract worth a potential $20 million per year through to 2012, for engine components on the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Smiths Aerospace has been awarded a long-term contract by Rolls-Royce, worth a potential of $20 million per year through to 2012, for engine components on the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



The engine components for the program will be manufactured by Smiths’ facilities in North Carolina in the United States and in Birmingham, UK.



As a result of this latest win, overall Smiths content on the Trent 1000 will be approximately $200,000 per engine or more than $400,000 per aircraft.



Smiths will be providing various rotating and non-rotating engine components produced from forgings and flash-welded rings. The components include thin wall aero-engine parts such as retaining rings, front panels and sub-assemblies.