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Quickstep Holdings Ltd delivers 100th shipset of C-130J wing flaps

July 31, 2017 (by Ashley Rambukwella) - Quickstep Holdings Limited, the manufacturer of advanced carbon fibre composites, announced that it delivered the 100th shipset of wing flaps for the C-130J transport aircraft, under its existing contract with Lockheed Martin.

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RAAF C-130J #A97-441 is seen on the ramp at RAAF Base Richmond. [Photo by Sgt Guy Young]

Quickstep has an existing multiyear contract in place with Lockheed Martin to provide wing flaps for the C-130J through to 2019, and a successful supply relationship. Quickstep has delivered all its contracted C-130J parts 100 percent on time, while meeting the high quality standards required by Lockheed Martin, resulting in positive customer feedback on Quickstep’s performance to-date on the C-130J program.

Quickstep’s chief executive officer and managing director, Mark Burgesssaid, “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. 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.”

Quickstep also supplies a number of composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet and has recently completed a planned A$10 million capital expansion of its Aerospace Manufacturing facilities in Bankstown, taking the total investment made at the site to around A$30 million, providing Quickstep with further production capacity to support projected growth in F-35 production volumes and to take on addition manufacturing volumes at the facility.

Mark Burgess stated, “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."


Courtesy of Quickstep Holdings Limited

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