Icon Polymer Ltd, a leading supplier of polymer components to the global aerospace sector, has clinched a major contract with Rolls- Royce’s Civil Aerospace business.
This contract adds to Icon’s growing customer list, confirming its status as trusted partner to other major names in the sector such as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, BAe and Lockheed.
It covers the design, test and manufacture of specialist inner core fairing seals for the Trent 7000 engine which will be used exclusively on the Airbus A330neo medium-range passenger aircraft.
The contract was won based on Icon’s combination of technical expertise, high-quality manufacturing capacity, competitive pricing and its Face2Face working ethos, whereby Icon collaborates closely with customers from the very outset of a project to understand and then deliver to their specific needs.
Icon will supply fire seals which will be extensively tested and qualified by the company’s dedicated team to ensure they can withstand some of the most extreme conditions encountered in the aerospace sector.
The contract is a further recognition of Icon’s unrivalled experience in the area of fire sealing, where its products are used to prevent fire escape on an extensive range of both civil and military aircraft worldwide.
The first parts will be supplied in early 2016 with the first aircraft scheduled for delivery during the final quarter of 2017.
Georgina Lewis of Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace division explained: “Icon’s success in winning this contract is richly deserved and was based on the company’s combination of quality, technical knowledge, pricing and above all commitment to working in close partnership with our tea. The Trent 7000 is a flagship engine for us, powering the prestigious Airbus A-330neo, and we look forward to Icon playing its part in this project.”
Steve Rubery of Icon Polymer explained: “Our list of accreditations from the world’s biggest names in aerospace continues to grow based on our world-class manufacturing capability and our uniquely agile Face2Face way of working which enables us to understand and respond quickly to the needs of customers across the globe.”