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Hartzell Companies Announce CSeries, Lamar Developments

 - October 30, 2012, 9:35 AM
Hartzell Aerospace will design and supply APU inlet and exhaust ducting for Bombardier’s CSeries.

Two companies under the Hartzell product umbrella announced significant developments at NBAA’12.

Hartzell Aerospace (Booth No. 4376) announced October 29 that it has won an estimated $45 million contract to design and supply APU inlet and exhaust ducting for Bombardier’s upcoming CSeries medium-size airliner. Both systems will use Hartzell’s proprietary Acousti-Flo 2.2 noise-attenuation material to meet the latest ICAO noise management requirements.

“This is a very important win for the Hartzell Aerospace group as it fits our capabilities and growth strategy while supporting a major new program and successful OEM,” said Hartzell senior vice president Simon Shackelton. “The experience will position us well for future programs.”

The CSeries contract supplements the California-based firm’s existing work supplying APU ducting for the Q400 turboprop. Hartzell Aerospace also supplies sound-suppression materials, APU ducting and environmental control system applications for types as varied as the Boeing 787, Embraer ERJ, Hawker 4000, Comac ARJ-21 and the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

Meanwhile, sister company Hartzell Engine Technologies announced it has exchanged certain product lines with Marysville, Wash.-based Lamar Technologies. Under terms of the swap, Hartzell sold its electronics business unit to Lamar, which in turn provided Hartzell with the rights to its starter and alternator product lines. The companies have pledged to maintain customer deliveries through an inventory swap while waiting to obtain the necessary FAA approvals.–R.F.