Meggitt set to manufacture military aircraft equipment

Meggitt has been awarded a five-year agreement from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for the manufacture of fuel tanks, ice-protection equipment, composites and interiors.

The contract, valued at up to $129m (£83m), covers all of Sikorsky’s production military rotorcraft, including the Black Hawk helicopter.

The equipment will be manufactured at Meggitt’s polymers and composites facility in Rockmart, US, and deliveries will begin in 2013.