Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment has been awarded a ten-year agreement by Snecma,worth more than CHF90m, for the supply of leading edge aviation propulsion (LEAD) engine components.
This marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Snecma and Oerlikon Metco.
Snecma, part of the international high-technology Safran group, has awarded Oerlikon Metco’s unit Eldim the manufacture of low-pressure turbine components.
Developed under the LEAP programme, the engine is a new-generation high-bypass turbofan with a primary application to power the next generation of single-aisle commercial aircraft.
The LEAP engine has been designed and developed by CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma and General Electric. The new LEAP engine incorporates a number of innovative yet proven technologies that meet the challenges faced by aircraft manufacturers and airlines.
LEAP engines are the new-generation aviation turbine power plant of choice that provides operators with significant reductions in fuel consumption, noise and emissions.
Oerlikon Group CEO Brice Koch said: "We are proud to be a part of this technologically ambitious programme, and our contribution to such market-leading technologies helps to establish and consolidate our position as a preferred partner in the aviation industry."