JBT Corporation awarded $5m military equipment orders

JBT Corporation (JBT) has been awarded related contracts from a U.S. based customer with a combined value exceeding $5m to supply compressed air, air conditioning and electrical power carts designed to service the environmental control systems and avionics of fighter aircraft. The order also includes a service and parts package for ongoing maintenance support of the equipment. The equipment order combines JBT AeroTech’s technical expertise in aircraft-related air conditioning systems and the generation of suitable electrical ground power. “The military sector is a continuing opportunity and important area of focus for JBT,” noted Dave Burdakin, President, JBT AeroTech. “While there are similarities and design overlap with our commercial products, each military order presents unique engineering challenges that allow us to significantly expand our technical leadership in the conditioned air and power markets.” JBT anticipates shipping the equipment starting late 2014.

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