January 20, 2010
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies signed two long term supply agreements with Airbus on January 13th in Toulouse, France. Under the first agreement, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies will supply (DR) style airframe wire and cable to Airbus. This culminates a multi‐year qualification effort by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies to gain approval for all Airbus production aircraft. Production is expected to start immediately with first deliveries beginning in March of 2010. Carlisle will manufacture the Airbus airframe wire in its St. Augustine, Florida facility.
Under the second agreement ECS, recently acquired by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, will supply ARINC 600 trays for all Airbus aircraft. The trays are designed and manufactured in its Franklin, Wisconsin facility.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies President John Berlin commented, “this is a very historic event for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies and our recently acquired ECS division. Both contracts represent significant expansion of our presence in the European Aerospace market. We are extremely excited to be chosen by Airbus to participate in both the wire and tray business. Airbus is a strategic customer for Carlisle and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”