National Technical Systems Awarded Rockwell Collins Contract
Will Design, Build and Utilize Mechanical and Automated Test Equipment Systems
CALABASAS, Calif., July 22, 2013
CALABASAS, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering
services, today announced it has been selected by Rockwell Collins to provide
Mechanical and Automated Test Equipment for an integrated system that will be
provided by Rockwell Collins for the Airbus A350 XWB program. The NTS
equipment will be used to test the A350 XWB Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer
Actuator (THSA), a system located in the horizontal tail of the aircraft that
is used to aerodynamically balance the aircraft for optimum and efficient
flight. The work will be performed at NTS' Albuquerque facility.
The award by Rockwell Collins marks another significant contract win for NTS
in the aviation equipment testing and engineering market, which is rapidly
expanding for companies like NTS because many of the world's largest aerospace
companies are now outsourcing these programs. To serve this new and
increasingly important market, NTS has expanded its geographic footprint and
its testing and engineering capabilities, noted NTS President and CEO William
NTS is currently working on approximately $4 million in recently-signed
similar contracts with other major aerospace companies at its Albuquerque and
Rockford, IL, facilities. At the NTS Rockford facility, for example, the
Company has won a contract from a large aviation company to design and build
an iron bird test wing simulation "slats and flaps" system.
"Today we are not only doing the tests, but designing and building the test
equipment and test stands, often called iron birds," McGinnis said. "We made
it a priority to expand our facilities in places like Albuquerque and Rockford
and outfit them with the proper equipment and resources to serve our aerospace
customers. We see this as a very important market for us that will only get
larger and more important in the near future."
The Albuquerque project includes designing and fabricating specialized
equipment and a custom test stand rig that will perform tests to simulate the
environment and reproduce the loads the actuator will experience in service.
Once complete, the test stands will be used to perform the acceptance test
performed on every production THSA to ensure it will properly perform when
installed on the aircraft.
National Technical Systems is well-versed in the Rockwell Collins A350 XWB
program. Prior to this test stand project, NTS performed environmental and
dynamic testing for safety of flight.
"We are honored to be selected again by Rockwell Collins and to be part of
this very high-profile and important THSA program for the A350 XWB aircraft,"
McGinnis added. "We believe our selection is a reflection of our testing and
engineering competency and a validation of the work of our Engineering
About NTS Albuquerque
NTS Albuquerque is the center for NTS Engineering Services and provides the
organization's largest engineering services capability with mechanical,
electrical, software, structural, analysis and systems engineers as well as
experienced program managers. NTS Albuquerque provides access to a wide
variety of knowledgeable engineering and manufacturing resources with
expertise in requirements analysis and definition, preliminary design, system
architecture development, analysis, risk analysis and mitigation, detailed
design, fabrication, integration, and functional prove-out with application to
a wide variety of both government and commercial customers.
About National Technical Systems (NTS)
National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services
to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology
markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product
life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance,
testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For
additional information about NTS, visit the Company's website at www.nts.com
or call 800-270-2516.
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SOURCE National Technical Systems, Inc.
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