A Scottish engineering agency has signed a $1bn (£780m) contract to supply flight engine elements to a US firm.
MB Aerospace mentioned it might recruit 160 new workers as a part of the 10-year settlement with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Applied sciences Company (UTC).
The Motherwell-based firm mentioned the contract was a “milestone alternative”.
MB Aerospace additionally has manufacturing operations within the US and Poland and employs about 1,600 folks.
A majority stake within the Scottish agency was taken by Blackstone non-public fairness in 2013.
Chief government Craig Gallagher mentioned: “We’re massively respectful of the belief positioned in us by United Applied sciences and Pratt & Whitney to help their applications.
“MB Aerospace and UTC already possess a powerful working relationship throughout Pratt & Whitney’s put in base applications, and this contract represents a milestone alternative for our world class groups to help UTC.
“The MB Aerospace group has already invested greater than $50m in machining expertise, amenities enlargement and within the final yr has recruited an extra 100 new full-time staff in help of this development and forward of the settlement of this thrilling contract.
“Included in our funding in folks is a ground-breaking engineering companies group of greater than 40 technical and programming specialists to help every of our enterprise items from a central hub situated in Rzeszow, Poland.
“We plan to develop this group to a minimum of 100 engineering specialists to help our prospects via the extraordinary interval of development going through the trade within the subsequent three to 5 years.”
Sam Abdelmalek, Pratt & Whitney vp, mentioned: “We worth our long-standing relationship, and MB Aerospace is a vital provider in our world-class provide chain.
“As Pratt & Whitney strives for provide chain excellence, suppliers like MB Aerospace that decide to our provider gold program, value reductions and contractual governance may have alternatives to develop with us.”