IDEF 2009 / ALP WINS LOCKHEED MARTIN’S COMPETITION IN JSF
Istanbul, April 28th, 2009 - Alp Aviation signed a letter of intent with Lockheed Martin Aero today, to manufacture the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Sleeve, Outboard Canopy Hinge Assy work. Alp Aviation has won the work as a result of an international free bid.
Lockheed Martin thus joined among the customers of Alp Aviation in F-35 program, who highly appreciate Alp’s advanced close tolerance machining and mechnical assembly capabilities.
The production deliveries which require intensive engineering efforts in addition to 5-axes milling, application of several special processes including the bonding of metal and non-metal parts and assembly work, shall start in the first quarter of 2010.