Deals this week: Arconic, Thales Group, ATR Aircraft


Arconic will supply Airbus with thick plate stretchers for aircraft wings, fuselage frames and other structural components.

Effective from next January, the $1bn multi-year deal will further expand Arconic’s position in the aerospace industry.

China Eastern Airlines has selected Thales Group’s avionics systems for Airbus A320NEO, Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) and MAX twin-engine jet aircraft.

"Effective from next January, the $1bn multi-year deal will further expand Arconic’s position in the aerospace industry."

Avionics to be supplied under the contract will include flight management system, low-range radio altimeter and traffic collision avoidance system.

ATR Aircraft has signed a $134m deal with Papua New Guinea airline PNG Air to deliver five ATR 72-600 turboprop regional aircraft.

Headquartered in Blagnac, France, ATR Aircraft is engaged in manufacturing turboprop aircraft.

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has been contracted to design and build spectrometer for the FLEX (FLuorescence Explorer) mission, which is intended to monitor the health of Earth’s vegetation beginning 2022.

Awarded by the European Space Agency, the contract is valued at $74m.

Jacobs Engineering Group will continue to provide engineering and technical support services at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center, under a $246.5m contract modification.

The modification also requires Jacobs to provide support services for flagship programmes and space science development projects at MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama, US, up to next July.