GECO Inc., a leader in aerospace and defense avionics technologies, achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of the 500th Ethernet Routing Device (ERD) to The Boeing Company. The ERD is a rugged, avionics stand-alone Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) designed for extreme temperature, high shock and vibration environments and provides key networking capabilities to the AH-64E Apache Helicopter. The occasion was marked with a special ceremony at The Boeing Company’s production facility in Mesa, Arizona on March 2.
Prior to the celebration of this achievement, GECO was pleased to receive a visit from BG Thomas Todd Project Executive Officer (PEO) for Army Aviation. BG Todd toured the facility and performed Final Inspection steps of the 500th ERD in a joint effort to ensure the product met all program requirements and adherence to AS9100D standards. Since fielding began in 2012, there have been no reported failures on any of the delivered ERD products.
“We are honored to celebrate the delivery of our 500th ERD to Boeing. Our dedicated workforce, coupled with our close supplier relationship with Boeing, has been paramount to our achievements and we look forward to our continued support of Army Aviation” said Jennifer Graves, GECO CEO and President.
GECO is an innovative aerospace technology company and proven designer and manufacturer of affordable avionics for a wide range of critical aerospace environments. Founded in 1995, GECO is a woman-owned small business.
Innovative Automation Technologies LLC,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0191); Aerovironment Inc.,* Monrovia, California (W911QY-18-D-0192); Altavian Inc.,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0193); GECO Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0194); Strata-G Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W911QY-18-D-0195); Blackbar Engineering LLC,* Tucson, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0196); and EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (W911QY-18-D-0197) will compete for each order of the $248,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for long range reconnaissance surveillance and medium range mobile unmanned aircraft systems; a tactical open government-owned architecture controller; and spare and repair parts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activities.
* Small Business
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