EAST AURORA, N.Y., 5 Sept. 2009. Moog Inc. is in discussions with GE Aviation Systems, an operating unit of General Electric Company (GE), to purchase its flight control actuation product line located in Wolverhampton, U.K. GE acquired this business with Smiths Aerospace in May 2007.
The Wolverhampton operation designs and manufactures primary and secondary flight control actuation for commercial and military programs. It supplies high-lift actuation systems for the Boeing 777 and 787 and the Airbus A330 and A380.
Wolverhampton also provides primary flight controls for the European fighter, Typhoon, and a main engine lift system for the Rolls-Royce engine on the STOVL version of the U.S. Joint Strike Fighter.
The Wolverhampton product line would be complementary to Moog's Aircraft Controls Segment.
Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog's high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment.