Composites manufacturer Quickstep announced that it has produced and delivered its 10,000th component for the global F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aerospace program.
Quickstep manufactures more than 50 individual components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, built at its facility at Bankstown Aerodrome in Western Sydney.
Quickstep CEO Mark Burgess said the company is just 20% of the way through this important build program, which provides direct employment for almost 170 highly skilled operations staff, engineers, and support personnel across the business and many more within its domestic supply chain.
“We are extremely proud of the trust and confidence placed in us by leading global aerospace OEM, the US DoD, and the Australian DoD,” Mr Burgess said.
“We have built a reputation for excellent delivery, quality, and cost performance and look forward to securing more production opportunities on F-35 and other advanced aerospace platforms.”