Boeing selects Titeflex Aerospace to provide assemblies for 777 jetliner
Fluid transfer hoses and assemblies manufacturer Titeflex Aerospace has been awarded two contracts from Boeing to supply AS1975 and AS4570 flex-rigid assemblies for its long-range wide-body 777 platform.
The Titeflex flex-rigid assemblies integrate flex hose with multi-bend tube and provide improved vibration dampening, ease of installation and maintenance over strictly rigid tube.
According to the company, the flex hose can be adapted to any rigid configuration, and as a result, reduce connection points between flex and rigid elements and eliminate leak opportunities.
The lightweight 3,000psi non-metallic aerospace hose assembly, which is certified for AS1975, is manufactured using smoothbore conductive PTFE inner-core and reinforced with Kevlar para-aramid braid.
Titeflex Aerospace general manager Graham Thomson said that the combination of a product quality and competitive pricing, plus a higher level of technical interaction with Boeing, have been vital to winning this additional business.
"We look forward to working with Boeing on this project, and will continue with our new approach to market as we strategise future successes with our key customers," Thomson said.
The company also supplies flexible PTFE hoses, rigid, and flex-rigid assemblies to the leading airframers and large OEM centres in the aerospace industry.
Titeflex's assemblies support fuel, hydraulics, lubrication, gases, oxygen, or air in land based turbines, commercial aircraft, military, and space applications.
Image: A Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.