Ducommun Inc. Signs Long-Term Agreement for Eclipse 500 Jet
(BUSINESS WIRE) Ducommun Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., announced that its Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) business unit has entered into a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Eclipse Aviation Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the manufacture of all fuselage and cockpit skin panels used on the Eclipse 500 jet. This agreement has an estimated value at projected delivery rates of $120 million. The work will be performed at the DAS facilities in Gardena and Orange, California. DAS will supply skin panels for pre-production aircraft in 2004, followed by an expected rapid build rate ramp up to support Eclipse's production plans from 2006 onwards. Ducommun AeroStructures manufactures large, complex structural components and assemblies in aluminum, specialty alloys such as titanium, metal bond and composites for a wide variety of military and commercial aerospace applications.