Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) has received a multiyear contract from Parker Aerospace, a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), to produce complex printed circuit board assemblies for use in the fuel management system of the Airbus A350 family of commercial aircraft. The award has a potential value in excess of $20 million over the contract period, and is expected to begin production in mid-2014.
“This represents our first major Airbus contract with Parker Aerospace and, we believe, reflects their confidence in Ducommun as a trusted and capable manufacturing supplier,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to continuing and growing a mutually beneficial relationship and are pleased they have chosen Ducommun to support a critical system on the Airbus A350. We see a great future expanding our business on the Airbus platforms, particularly through partnerships with companies such as Parker Aerospace.”
Ducommun also has begun manufacturing printed circuit board assemblies for a retrofit fuel tank inerting system (FTIS) being deployed on various aircraft throughout the Airbus fleet. The FTIS work, which was awarded under a separate contract from Parker Aerospace, is valued at more than $1 million through September 2014, and Ducommun anticipates follow-on orders. Production of the printed circuit board assemblies for both contracts will take place at Ducommun’s Appleton, Wis., facility.
About Ducommun IncorporatedFounded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com. Statements contained in this press release regarding other than recitation of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “ begin,” “ look forward,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “potential,” “estimate,” “continue,” “momentum” and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect the Company’s current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including, but not limited to, the state of the world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and uncertainties regarding the Company, its businesses and the industries in which it operates, which are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.