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LAI partners with Dutch aerospace manufacturer

LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers, announced it has formed a manufacturing partnership with a Dutch aerospace manufacturer for F-35 fighter jet parts.   

LAI was awarded a two-year deal in a partnership with Stork Fokker aerospace group to manufacture specialized flight control surface components for the Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 fighter jet for the Royal Navy. LAI made the announcement following its participation at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom. The contract has a multi-million-dollar potential over an estimated five years.   

"LAI will collaborate with our partner in the Netherlands to provide the highly engineered precision components, coordinating a sophisticated series of manufacturing steps to provide ready-to-assembly parts for the aircraft," John Hartley, director of aerospace products for LAI, said.    LAI also has a multi-year contracts to manufacture a variety of highly engineered, precision-machined titanium, aluminum and inconel components for each of the of the advanced attack aircraft F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet--a conventional take-off and landing aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, a carrier variant for the U.S. Navy; and the STOVL aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Navy.  

Press release issued by LAI International, Inc. on July 31, 2008

 

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LAI International, Inc. Heat Treatment, Laser Cutting, Waterjet Services, Machining Services, Laser Drilling, Aircraft Structural Components
Fokker Aerostructures Engine Parts, Exhaust Equipment, Wing Flaps, Aircraft Doors

 

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

 

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