Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently selected Moog Inc. to supply the all-new
Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner's primary flight-control actuation system.
Moog will supply 30 actuators -- both hydraulic and electric -- for each 7E7 as well as the associated actuation electronics.
"By using more electric systems we can offer increased performance -- in terms of efficiency -- at the same cost as today's products," said 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair. "We found with Moog a partner who will work with us to achieve the reliability and functionality our customers expect."
Moog, based in East Aurora, N.Y., has been a Boeing supplier since 1967, when it first delivered precision controls for the 737. Today, Moog provides various flight controls for all of Boeing's in-production aircraft. Boeing's Supplier Management organization recently awarded Moog one of its 2003 Supplier of the Year Awards for Systems and Equipment.
"For a company that builds flight control actuation systems, there could be no more attractive airplane platform than the 7E7," said R. T. Brady, Moog's chairman and CEO. "Our company mounted an extraordinary effort to achieve this selection and we're delighted to play a role in the development of a great new commercial airplane."
Launched in April 2004, the 7E7 is a family of three airplanes, all of which will use the same engine type. The 7E7-8 Dreamliner will carry 217 passengers in three classes, with a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). The 7E7-3 Dreamliner, optimized for shorter flights, will carry 289 passengers in two classes up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 kilometers). The 7E7-9 Dreamliner, a longer version of the 7E7-8, will carry 257 passengers in three classes up to 8,300 nautical miles (15,400 kilometers).
The 7E7 will provide passengers with a better flying experience that includes an improved cabin with more room and more conveniences.
Moog is a worldwide manufacturer of precision control components and systems offering high performance actuation and control products for military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, and automated industrial machinery.