Alcoa to acquire TransDigm’s aerospace fastener business

  • 01-Feb-2011 03:19 EST

Alcoa has agreed to purchase the aerospace fastener business of TransDigm Group Inc. for approximately $240 million. The new business will become part of Alcoa Fastening Systems. TransDigm acquired the fastener business when it purchased McKechnie Aerospace in December. The TransDigm fastener business is made up of Valley-Todeco Inc. located in Sylmar, CA, and Linread Ltd. located in the U.K. The business designs and manufactures fasteners, fastening systems, and bearings for commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft. The three TransDigm fastener manufacturing facilities employ a combined 400 people. Employment levels will remain the same, according to Alcoa.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
3.67 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
In the ongoing design and engineering crusade that is vehicle lightweighting, grams count. In some cases, tenths of a gram count. Regardless of how fuel price has moderated in the U.S. in recent years, the importance of global platforms and global markets means the drive to create more mass-efficient vehicle structures, subassemblies and components continues unabated.
Cab doors that open 180° thanks to a new hinge design are one innovative feature on the recently unveiled 2017 Titan King Cab model.
Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education
Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article