Boeing Contracts HITCO to Machine Wing Spoiler Beams on 747 Aircraft
LOS ANGELES - HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Company, announced today that it will machine wing spoiler beams for the Boeing Company's 747 wide body airliner. HITCO will supply these components to Boeing's Salt Lake City, Utah location.
HITCO's recent investment in state-of-the-art plant and equipment modernization is opening up many new opportunities for it to provide production volumes of highly engineered products to its customers. For example, HITCO will use a CATIA-based model to machine these spoiler beams, allowing the company to save time and money for its customers by using the SNK five-axis machine.
HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. was founded in 1922 and manufactures advanced composite materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications. HITCO continues to be an innovative leader in the advancement of carbon composite technologies and continues to strategically focus within the SGL Group on new projects for aerospace/aircraft and defense applications.