Cobham announce contract wins

The UK’s Cobham has reached agreement to acquire Sierracin Corporation’s Harris Division, designers and manufactures of high-pressure fluid connectors, for $10.5 million, subject to regulatory approvals.

Cobham has announced that it has reached agreement with Sierracin Corporation to acquire, subject to regulatory approvals, the business and assets of Sierracin’s Harrison Division.

The $10.5 million cash acquisition will be managed by Stanley Aviation Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado, a part of Cobham’s Aerospace Systems group.

Harrison is headquartered in Burbank, California and has a European sales and distribution centre located near Paris, France. It designs and manufactures high-pressure fluid connectors for military and commercial aircraft as well as tooling for aircraft manufacturers and support providers.

Separately, FR-HiTEMP, a Cobham Aerospace Systems company, announced that it has received orders from Japanese Airlines (JAL) to retrofit fuel pumps for their Boeing 747-400 fleets. These pumps are manufactured at Titchfield, UK.

There are 16 pumps and housings on each aircraft and, including an order from British Airways announced in July this year, there are a total of 99 aircraft sets now on order. The value of this retrofit programme is said to be worth up to $35 million.