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Exelis to Build Composite Waste Tanks for Boeing; Mike Blair Comments

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AirplaneExelis has been awarded a contract by Boeing to develop and build composite waste tank systems for four types of commercial airplanes.

The multi-year agreement covers manufacturing, assembly and final evaluation work on more than 4,800 vacuum waste tank systems for the Boeing 777, 767, 747 and 737 aircraft fleets, Exelis said Friday.

Since 1980, Exelis has produced more than 16,000 composite waste tanks for Boeing.

Mike Blair, vice president and general manager for aerostructures at Exelis, said the company will work to leverage its experience in  composite design, manufacturing and assembly for the contract.

Blair added the company aims to meet production requirements for commercial aerospace industry customers such as Boeing.

Exelis will perform work, supply components and provide after-sale support until 2021 out of its plant in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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