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Albany Engineered Composites’ automated fabrication of F-35 wing skin. (Photo: Albany Engineered Composites)

Albany International Corp.'s affiliate, Albany Engineered Composites, qualified to build fibre placed skins for F-35

Albany International Corp. announced today that its subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites Inc. (AEC), received a contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture composite wing skins on a state-of-the-art automated fibre placement machine at its Salt Lake City operations. As a result of this and several other significant investments in technology and resources, AEC has been awarded a contract to produce wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) of the Lightning II fighter jet.

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

AEC currently fabricates 227 unique parts for the F-35 program, delivering highly engineered products to 4 customers and 5 facilities including international locations. To date, AEC has delivered over 40,000 parts to support the F-35 program.

"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.

Press release issued by Albany Engineered Composites on March 2, 2020

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Albany Engineered Composites Aircraft Structural Components, Wings, Composite Structures, Carbon-reinforced Composites, Nacelles, Propeller Spinners, Turbine Engine Blades, Composite Sandwich Panels, Ceramic-reinforced Composites, Helicopter Assemblies
Albany International Composite Manufacturing Services, Composite Structures, Aircraft Structural Components
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airframer

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

 

 Related directory sectors:
Composites
Airframe Assemblies

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