Redditch-based Mettis Aerospace has clinched a multi-million pound contract to supply high-precision components for a new generation of advanced aircraft engines.

The West Midlands company has been selected by worldwide giant Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group (TAMG) as its exclusive supplier of aluminium outlet guide vanes in a deal with General Electric Aircraft Engines.

The five-year contract encompasses a range of purpose-designed, precision-forged vanes which direct the flow of air exiting the fan cases on large turbo fan aero engines -including those being used to power the massive Airbus A380 super-jumbo.

Archie MacPherson, managing director of Mettis Aerospace, which employs some 550 people at Reditch, said: "We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract as it follows our strategy of providing a global service to the major players in the aerospace industry.

"We look forward to the tremendous growth opportunity that this award brings to us on new generation engines from GE Aircraft Engines and we will continue to work with Teleflex to further improve product performance and cost of ownership.

"Teleflex has a world class reputation for the machining of aerofoil products and we feel our partnership on these projects will ensure we deliver the highest level of performance possible to GEAE."

The latest contract includes a newly-designed vane for the GEnx engine. The GEnx represents a giant leap forward in propulsion technology using latest generation materials and design processes to reduce weight, improve performance and lower maintenance.