HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company, has signed a long-term agreement with Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A. to supply the trailing edge components for the Boeing 787 horizontal stabilizer. HITCO will begin delivering flight hardware in the second quarter of 2008. In addition, Alenia has selected HITCO to supply a range of other composite components for the 787.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes contracted Alenia as a Tier I supplier to build the aft fuselage and other section of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft. HITCO manufactures advanced composite materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications.