Each shipset of Tunnel Covers consists of several large and complex metal-bonded aerostructures. These Tunnel Covers serve 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, such as Wheel Well Fairings and Wing tip Panels for the Next-Generation 737, as well as CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Cockpit Nose Enclosure assemblies, for more than 20 years.
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. The contract was awarded to Avcorp based on 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.