Triumph Group, a US-based aerospace company, announced that it was selected by Boeing to supply composite detail and assembly parts for the 787 Dreamliner. Under the contract, Triumph Precision Components site in Milledgeville, Georgia (USA), will produce and deliver composite details and assemblies for the 787 section 47/48 fuselage assembled in Charleston, South Carolina (USA).

Phil Treadway, President of Triumph Precision Components – Composites operating company, said:  “Winning this follow-on agreement with Boeing for composite parts for the Dreamliner demonstrates our ability to provide customers like Boeing with quality, performance and customer service they expect in a Tier 1 supplier.”

Triumph will deliver shipsets directly to the Boeing South Carolina facility for integration into the aft body sections of the airplane. The Triumph Milledgeville site has been a supplier to Boeing South Carolina since 2009.

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Triumph Group, headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania (USA), designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.


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