Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Home / strike & air combat / Australian manufacturer marks C-130J milestone

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Australian manufacturer marks C-130J milestone

c  j hercules a
C-130J Hercules, A97-448, on the parking apron outside the Douglas Aerospace hangar at Wagga Airport following the aircraft's repaint. Image via Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence.

Advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings has celebrated the manufacture and delivery of the 100th shipset of wing flaps for the C130J Super Hercules transport aircraft.

The delivery signifies a milestone for Australia's defence industry and provides a platform for future growth, according to chief executive and managing director Mark Burgess.

Advertisement
Advertisement

"We are a proud supplier to Lockheed Martin on this critical global program and delighted to have delivered our 100th shipset of C-130J wing flaps," said Burgess.

"Lockheed Martin, through its support of sustainable industry development in Australia, allows us to continue to develop world-class competencies necessary to be both globally competitive and export ready, and in the future this may include extending our scope of supply on the C-130J/LM-100J platforms.

"The outlook for Quickstep is strong, and we anticipate improved efficiency from our C-130J and growing JSF production programs. In addition, we have opportunities to deliver incremental growth across our complete product portfolio."

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne congratulated the company for its success and its support of Australian jobs.

SPONSORED CONTENT

 

"The C-130J contract already supports 50 Australian jobs and Quickstep’s performance puts them in good stead to secure additional export work, creating the potential for an expansion in its workforce," said Minister Pyne.

"Quickstep is truly an Australian manufacturing success story. In six years they have gone from a small start-up to beating international competitors to supply parts to both the C-27J and the Joint Strike Fighter programs and employing more than 200 people."

The manufacturing company, which recently completed a $10 million capital expansion of its aerospace manufacturing facilities in Bankstown, will provide wing flaps for the C-130J project up until 2019.

Quickstep is one of Australia's strongest contributing F-35 companies, providing a number of composite parts for the global project.

 

 

 

Australian manufacturer marks C-130J milestone
C-130J-Hercules-A97-448.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Aug 20 2019
Japan leads development of regional ‘capability aggregation and collective deterrence’
The Japanese government’s approval of the F-35B acquisition and modernisation of its maritime capa...
Aug 20 2019
Expanding the capability of the OPVs ahead of mission creep
Australia’s Armidale Class patrol boats have steadily experienced mission creep throughout their o...
Aug 20 2019
Photo Essay: VP Day commemorated in Adelaide
A new VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day commemoration service ceremony has taken place at the Air Fo...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network