National Technical Systems Awarded Contract by Rockwell Collins
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, today announced it has been selected by Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to provide Mechanical and Automated Test Equipment for an integrated system that will be provided by Rockwell Collins for the Airbus A350 XWB program. The NTS equipment will be used to test the A350 XWB Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator (THSA), a system located in the horizontal tail of the aircraft that is used to aerodynamically balance the aircraft for optimum and efficient flight. The work will be performed at NTS' Albuquerque facility.
The award by Rockwell Collins marks another significant contract win for NTS in the aviation equipment testing and engineering market, which is rapidly expanding for companies like NTS because many of the world's largest aerospace companies are now outsourcing these programs. To serve this new and increasingly important market, NTS has expanded its geographic footprint and its testing and engineering capabilities, noted NTS President and CEO William C. McGinnis.
NTS is currently working on approximately $4 million in recently-signed similar contracts with other major aerospace companies at its Albuquerque