Signing the contract
Edge entity EPI, the cornerstone of precision engineering in the UAE’s aerospace, oil and gas, and defence industries, has announced a contract to supply multiple hard metal parts to Boeing’s 777, 777X and 787 commercial aircraft. The announcement was made during the ongoing Dubai Airshow running till November 17 at the Dubai World Central.
As per the scope of work, EPI will execute the procurement of raw materials, machining parts, and surface treatment processes. By leveraging their industry-leading expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities, EPI will provide their full range of services in-house.
Offering its services to Boeing since 2020, EPI will be providing parts to the B777 and B77X aircrafts for the first time. The contract builds on the long-term partnership between the EPI and Boeing facilitated by the Tawazun Council.
Flight-critical titanium attach fittings
Michael Deshaies, CEO of EPI, said: “EPI looks forward to strengthening our partnership with Boeing, delivering high-quality fabricated metallic parts. Through the contract and the delivery of these flight-critical titanium attach fittings, EPI will subsequently be awarded additional certifications for special processes on titanium alloys. As a regional leader in precision machining, we are proud to continue advancing local airframe manufacturing and expanded machining capabilities.”
Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President Middle East, Türkiye and Africa at Boeing, said: “The production of essential aerospace materials is an important step in building a strong local aerospace sector. The extension of our partnership with EPI will strengthen Boeing’s supply base and increase material sourcing options from the UAE. Together, we will propel the evolution of local airframe manufacturing, create new jobs and drive innovation.”
EPI manufactures high-quality complex engineering components for the defence, aerospace and oil & gas sectors, and is equipped with advanced capabilities to carry out manufacturing engineering, machining, surface treatments, coatings, and assemblies. It is part of the Platforms and Systems cluster within Edge, one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups.--TradeArabia News Service