May 16 2011 - Nikkiso Vietnam, Inc., (NVI) shipped its first set of GE Blocker Doors to Spirit AeroSystems this Spring, mark a milestone achievement for the company. The blocker door is a key component on Boeing 777 airplane engines.

The blocker door parts, which are made of composites, are delivered to the nacelle manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. in Wichita, KS. They will be installed on the GE115 and shipped to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett, WA, for final assembly of Boeing 777 aircraft. NVI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd., located in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam. The parent company, Nikkiso Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, is also delivering the composite cascade, a part used in the thrust reverser system, to Spirit for this program.

NVI held its opening ceremony in January 2010 with representatives from the Government of Vietnam and from aerospace industry leaders, including Mr. John Pilla, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Propulsion Segment of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., and Mr. Skip Boyce, President of Boeing Southeast Asia.

Since the opening ceremony, NVI successfully met Boeing's qualifications to produce these parts. In March 2011, First Article Inspection was completed and production was approved by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

With the certifications and qualifications NVI now possesses, the company's ability to manufacture aerospace composite parts has expanded, and NVI is now preparing for future opportunities at this facility.

[General Outline of Nikkiso Vietnam, Inc.]

General Director: Mr. Osamu Igarashi
Location: Plot No. C6, C7, Thang Long Industrial Park 2, Yen My, Hung Yen, Vietnam
Establishment: December 2008
Description of Business: Manufacture of Aerospace products
Employee: 30 people
Capital: US$ 1,000,000 (100% Subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.)
Certifications :

AS9100, NADCAP (Composite, NDI) etc.,