With Meggitt Deal, Parker Ups Bet on Aerospace

airplane engine
Meggitt was awarded a five-year contract from GE Aviation last year to supply valves, sensors and heat exchangers on multiple engine programs.
Credit: Meggitt
UK-based Meggitt is the latest midsize aerospace and defense supplier set to be gobbled up, with U.S. industrial powerhouse Parker Hannifin agreeing to acquire the company for $9.9 billion in a move that would nearly double the size of Parker’s aerospace unit. The acquisition, announced Aug. 2...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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Michael Bruno

Based in Washington, Michael Bruno is Aviation Week Network’s Executive Editor for Business. He oversees coverage of aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, supply chains and related issues.

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