IDEF 2009 / ALP AVIATION BECOMES THE MAIN SOURCE OF F-135 TITANIUM IBRS, POWERING F-35 LIGHTENING II JSF
Istanbul, April 28th, 2009 - Alp Aviaiton signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney today, to manufacture the F-135 IBRs- Integrally Bladed Rotors- powering Locheed Martin F-35 Lightning II JSF and with this agreement Alp Aviation has become the main supplier for Pratt & Whitney, a leading aircraft engine manufacturers in the world.
A ceremonial signing of the agreement took place at the 9th International Defense Exhibition Fair, in attandence of the Minister of National Defence Vecdi Gönül, Undersecretary of Defense Industries Murad Bayar and their committee. Air Force Logistic Commander Lt Gen. Şevket Dingiloğlu also attended to ceremony.
IBRs are safety critical, major rotating components for the F-135 fan and compressor and are unique in the way they’re manufactured. This work share also brings the unique manufacturing technology to Turkey.