McGreevy Engineering wins Dornier contract
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 and read 1425 times
Northern Ireland-based McGreevy Engineering has won a contract from Germany-based Dornier Seawings (a manufacturer of amphibious aircraft); it will machine parts for the latter’s iconic Seastar.
Dornier rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s as a manufacturer of large all-metal flying boats. Its latest aircraft is engineered to operate from runways and water surfaces; it has short field take-off and landing capabilities.
McGreevy Engineering specialises in precision-machined components, five-axis milling and multi-axis turn/milling.
The company first met with Dornier Seawings at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2018.
Managing director Aaron McGreevy (www.mcgreevyengineering.co.uk
) said: “McGreevy Engineering is very pleased to be working with Dornier Seawings. Given our recent investment to diversify our capabilities, this is great news indeed.
“The Dornier brand has a heritage of a pioneering spirit; like many Northern Ireland companies, it is built on the rich experience of engineering expertise.
The Dornier family is highly respected, given their 100 years of aircraft production, and we hope to continue to build on this relationship.”
Paul Larkin of Dornier Seawings said: “We are delighted to be working with McGreevy Engineering, a second-generation engineering family.
"The Seastar is designed in Germany and strictly adheres to Dornier’s high quality standards.
"It is therefore significant that we partner with like-minded companies that understand our ethos, requirement for quality and on-time delivery needs.”