Nov. 27 - HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Group, announced today, the signing of a long-term contract to build for Pratt &
Whitney, Canada, PW 901 A plenum ducts to be used on Boeing's 747 wide-body airliner. This component is comprised of three main composite duct pieces that make up the APU engine cover.
This will be the second component manufactured at our Gardena, CA facility that will be used on Boeing's 747 Aircraft. We are favorably positioned to participate in the latest technological advances that enable aerospace designers to increase the integration of advanced composites in modern aircraft. Composites offer key performance advantages in weight savings, strength, and durability, compared to the metal components they replace. Our investments in the latest production capabilities including automation and lean manufacturing practices serve our customers well.
HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. was founded in 1922 and manufactures advanced composite materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications. HITCO continues to be an innovative leader in the advancement of carbon composite technologies and continues to strategically focus within the SGL Group on new projects for aerospace/aircraft and defense applications.