Aero Vodochody has shipped its first Gun Bay Door assembled for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet this week.
Aero Vodochody signed a contract with The Boeing Company in January to produce gun bay doors for the Super Hornet. The first ten units are to be constructed from parts supplied by Boeing. After that Aero Vodochody takes full responsibility for fabricating and manufacturing the parts.
The gun bay door production is significant for Aero Vodochody as it represents the very first aircraft part assembly supplied for The Boeing Company. Official trial fit is planed to happen in Boeing, St. Louis at the presence of Aero Vodochody representatives.
The Super Hornet is built by Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.