Kidde wins $250 million 7E7 contract

Kidde, the UK-headquartered global fire and safety group, announced today that its subsidiary, Kidde Technologies, has been selected to provide fire protection systems for the new Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner.

Kidde, the global fire and safety group, announced today that its subsidiary, Kidde Technologies, has been selected by Boeing to provide the complete fire protection systems package for the new Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner programme.

Kidde Technologies will provide fire detection and extinguishing systems for the Dreamliner’s engines, auxiliary power systems and cargo compartments.

“Kidde’s integrated fire protection system is an integral part of making our airplane design as safe as possible,” said Boeing 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair.

The potential value to Kidde is estimated to be nearly $250 million over the next 20 years. The 200-to 300-seat Boeing 7E7 aircraft is expected to enter service in 2008 with first deliveries to All Nippon Airways, the launch airline.