Delta company gets major fighter jet contract

A Delta company was recently awarded major contracts to supply a component for one of the world's most highly advanced fighter jets.

Avcorp Industries, which manufactures integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures at its Tilbury operation, announced it has been awarded contracts by BAE Systems for the assembly of the F-35 Carrier Variant (CV) Outboard Wing.

The total contract awards are approximately (CND) $87 million and extend Avcorp’s current long-term contract with BAE Systems into 2022.

“We are extremely pleased with the award of these significant contracts for our military and defense production lines” stated Amandeep Kaler, Avcorp Group CEO, in a news release.

The Delta facility is the single source supplier for the F-35 CV-OBW assembly under contract with BAE Systems with delivery of the assemblies directly to Lockheed Martin in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The Outboard Wing is the foldable portion of the wing on the carrier version of the F-35 aircraft, which allows for handling and storage of the aircraft on the aircraft-carrier’s deck and hangers, while keeping its long-range and low-landing-speed flight characteristics.

The CV-OBW is regarded as one of the more complex assemblies that the Canadian aerospace industry manufactures for the F-35 program.

The Avcorp Group designs and builds major airframe structures for such aircraft companies as BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and the Subaru Corporation.

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