VANCOUVER: Avcorp Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a purchase contract from
The Boeing Company for the production and supply of Tunnel Cover Assemblies for the CH‐47 Chinook
Helicopters. Each shipset of Tunnel Covers consists of several large and complex metal bonded
aerostructures. These Tunnel Covers act as access covers to the driveshaft, which runs between the two
main rotors of the aircraft.
Avcorp has manufactured and supplied Boeing with various aircraft components, including Wheel Well
Fairings and Wing tip Panels for the Next‐Generation 737, and CH‐47 Chinook Helicopter Cockpit Nose
Enclosure assemblies, for more than 20 years.
“This new contract underscores the importance of our long‐standing partnership which continues to
support highly‐skilled aerospace jobs within Canada.” said Mark van Rooij, President & CEO of Avcorp.
“We are proud that our partnership with Boeing continues to provide us with opportunities to contribute
to a key platform.
This contract for the Tunnel Cover Assemblies is aligned with Boeing's 90‐year history and long‐term
commitment to engage with Canadian industry in areas of high value aerospace work. This contract was
awarded to Avcorp based on their capabilities and competitiveness, as well as, how this new work will
support the fulfillment of Boeing's Industrial & Regional Benefits (IRB) programs. Canada's IRB policy
requires prime contractors, such as Boeing, to make investments in the Canadian economy as a result of
winning defense and security contracts with the government of Canada. Boeing has four active IRB
programs tied to the procurement of the CC‐177 airlifter and support; ScanEagle unmanned aircraft
system, CH‐147 helicopter and support, and the Mercury Global program. Through successful
implementation of these IRB programs, Boeing continues to support Canada’s position as a global leader
in aerospace by creating long‐term, high‐value opportunities with Canadian industry. See www.boeing.ca.
Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world’s leading aircraft companies,
including BAE Systems, Boeing, and Bombardier. With more than 50 years of experience, over 400 skilled
employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities in Delta BC and Burlington ON, Avcorp offers integrated
composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of
contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower‐cost, light weight, strong, reliable structures. Our
Burlington location also offers composite repairs for commercial aircraft. Avcorp is a Canadian public
company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).