- Senior's aerospace division has won a contract with Airbus as a detail part partner.

The contract, which will be worth approximately $40m, will commence in 2018 and is expected to be in full production by 2019.

The scope of the contract is to provide medium-to-complex machine details and sub-assemblies to Airbus and its partner company STELIA Aerospace, on multiple programmes including A320, A330 and ATR.

The work will be performed at Senior's South East Asian facilities in Malaysia and Thailand.

Joe Mockus, divisional CEO of Senior Aerospace Structures, said: "We are delighted to be awarded this important contract and excited to grow our relationship with Airbus as a direct supplier on several key programmes. The investments we have made in our Senior Aerospace UPECA business in Malaysia and in Senior Aerospace Thailand enable us to be highly competitive and brings real value to our customers. This is also a great example of how collaboration between Senior's business units can provide excellent solutions for our customers."

Senior is an international manufacturing group with operations in 14 countries.

At 9:10am: [LON:SNR] Senior PLC share price was -0.8p at 277p

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