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AEC producing composite wing skins for F-35A

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Mar '20
Pic: Business Wire/Albany Engineered Composites
Pic: Business Wire/Albany Engineered Composites
Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), subsidiary of Albany International, has got a contract with Lockheed Martin to produce composite wing skins on an automated fibre placement machine at its Salt Lake City operations. AEC is producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) of the Lightning II fighter jet. Delivery of wing skins has begun in January.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II continues to gain customers as the premier fighter of choice in the world.

AEC currently fabricates 227 unique parts for the F-35 programme, delivering highly engineered products to four customers and five facilities including international locations. To date, AEC has delivered over 40,000 parts to support the F-35 programme.

“We are very excited to see that a great deal of hard work and investment has been rewarded by our strategic customer Lockheed Martin with additional part numbers and volume beyond our existing successful relationship. We look forward to continuing to develop and deliver advanced composite technologies to the next generation of aircraft,” said Greg Harwell, AEC president.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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