01 March 2011
01 March 2011
Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which makes composites aero structures for major global aircraft manufacturers, marked the initial production of fan cowls in support of Goodrich Corporation's work for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a brief ceremony in Melaka last Saturday.
The ceremony to mark the initial production was attended by Datuk Hj Md Yunos bin Husin, State Industrial Committee chairman, at CTRM's plant in Batu Berendam, Melaka.
Also present at the ceremony were Nassir Abbasi, U.S. Embassy Commercial Counselor, Skip Boyce, president, Boeing Southeast Asia and Tim Martin, vice president of supply chain and strategic initiatives for Goodrich Aerostructures.
The Boeing 787 Fan Cowl is the first fan cowl package awarded to CTRM by Goodrich Corporation's aerostructures business. The work package is the biggest composite structure produced by CTRM and is another major milestone in the company's composite aerospace program.
""The successful production of the fan cowl proves that CTRM is capable of taking on the challenges to produce larger and more complex components and assemblies of aircraft composite structures.
""This accomplishment is extremely significant to CTRM in its strategy to acquire more work packages from Goodrich and other first-tier suppliers, for other aircraft programs and different, larger components of the aircraft,"" said CTRM chief executive officer Datuk Rosdi Mahmud.
""It's indeed a very promising start of the year and beyond, and our thanks go to the people at CTRM, particularly the CTRM Goodrich team, who have made this delivery possible, and to the Malaysian government for its undivided support and various incentives in the Aerospace program.""
""We are especially thankful to our customers Goodrich Aerostructures for its recognition on CTRM being a preferred supplier and we want to ensure them on our commitment to work harder toward a greater partnership now and in future,"" said Rosdi.
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