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3rd March 2020, Salt Lake City

New F-35 contract for AEC

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Albany Engineered Composites has secured a contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture composite wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) of the Lightning II fighter jet on a state-of-the-art automated fibre placement machine at its Salt Lake City plant.

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

AEC currently fabricates 227 unique parts for the F-35 programme, delivering highly engineered products to four customers at international locations. To date, AEC has delivered over 40,000 parts to support the 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,” said Greg Harwell, AEC President. “We look forward to continuing to develop and deliver advanced composite technologies to the next generation of aircraft.”

Albany Engineered Composites is a subsidiary of Albany International, headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire. The group operates 23 plants in 11 countries, employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange  

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