Zodiac Aerospace Santa Maria (ZSH) awards new hardware LTA for products needed to support the new Optima Program in the Santa Maria facility. The new program will be completely supported by AHW with both hardware and placards. Initial support will be served by legacy operation methods, with VMI being contemplated later. The award further expands the AHW contract hardware part numbers and placards for the Zodiac Seat segment which also includes serving the business units in Gainesville TX, and two sites in Chihuahua, MX. Says Director of Operations Krista Wildermuth, “This further expands our product line support for hardware for the North America Zodiac sites, and we are especially pleased for the new business for placards at ZSH, and all the Zodiac and Embraer sites as our subsidiary World Marketing now has seen 50% growth in Zodiac placard sales in 2018. This new business supports our new facilities contemplated to be opened in Santa Maria, CA and Gainesville, TX in 2018-2019.” Optima is a state-of-the-art ergonomics and optimization of space in seat shell interiors. The modern designs increase passenger living room while expanding cabin capacity. AHW is a leader in the distribution of aircraft hardware and placards based in Long Beach, CA. For more about AHW products and services, please see www.ahw-global.com.