Héroux-Devtek has been awarded a multi-year contract to manufacture torque tubes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Under the terms of the agreement, which represents new business for Héroux-Devtek, shipments are scheduled to begin in early calendar year 2015. The manufacturing of these components will be carried out at the Corporation’s Laval, Quebec facility. Production of the 787 will increase from the current rate of 10 airplanes per month to 12 in 2016 and to 14 by the end of the decade. As of July 31, 2014, the backlog for the 787 stood at 869 aircraft.