29 November, 2017: Boeing signed a five-year contract with Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This is the first Boeing contract with Aircraft Philipp Group, which joins Boeing’s important supplier base of more than 35 companies in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and almost 100 companies in Germany.
“Aircraft Philipp is a competitive, quality supplier partner, and we welcome them to our global supply chain,” said Michael Hostetter, Boeing Defense, Space & Security director of Vertical Lift Programs in Germany. “Our cooperation with Aircraft Philipp is indicative of the specialized capabilities of German industry, which enables long-term, sustainable partnerships with Boeing.”
“I am very proud to sign the first contract with Boeing, to start another milestone in our company history and to continue according to our slogan: ‘Every flight a part of us’ - now also for the outstanding workhorse Chinook H-47!” said Rolf Philipp, CEO of Aircraft Philipp Group.
“Boeing has consistently grown its supplier network and engagement in Germany over the past years,” said Michael Haidinger, managing director of Boeing Germany and Central & Eastern Europe. “All of our commercial, and many of our defense and space programs fly with technology or parts “made in Germany.” And with the recent opening of the expanded Boeing Research Office in Munich, we are investing in the development of innovative and efficient materials and production technologies together with partners in Bavaria and across Germany.”