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Boeing Considers Expanding Terma Partnership

Terma and Boeing have announced that The Boeing Company has completed a detailed site survey of the Terma facility in Grenaa, Denmark, to assess its capabilities for commercial airline work.

Terma Vice President, Strategic Marketing Jørn Henrik Levy Rasmussen, said “Terma has a highly specialized production capability in composites, and this qualification by Boeing Commercial Airplanes is an important step toward increasing our commercial aircraft business.”  He added, “During the survey, we demonstrated our growing capabilities in the areas of design, production control, machining, composites, assembly and quality management.”

Boeing surveyed the Grenaa site to support its growing business relationship with Terma that includes firm contracts and emerging opportunities in defence and commercial aerostructures. Boeing is moving forward with a robust plan to build long-term, sustainable partnerships with Danish industry as part of an industrial cooperation program for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet bid in Denmark’s New Combat Aircraft competition. Through the Super Hornet industrial cooperation program, Terma could become a key supplier of composite materials and other parts to Boeing’s commercial aerospace business.

Terma currently produces winglets for commercial airplanes and structures for fighter jets and engines which reduce fuel consumption significantly.

Boeing Northern Europe President Jan Närlinge said of the inspection, “This visit confirmed Terma could be a viable partner and supplier of commercial aerospace structures.  We were impressed not only by Terma’s current capabilities and processes, but also by their plans to grow their Grenaa facility by expanding the composites capabilities beyond the defence industry into commercial aerostructures.”

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