VANCOUVER, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX: AVP) (the "Corporation" or "Avcorp" or the "Avcorp Group") is pleased to announce it has been awarded contracts by BAE Systems for the assembly of the F-35 Carrier Variant (CV) Outboard Wing. The total contract awards are approximately $87 million CAD. These contracts extend Avcorp' s current long-term contract with BAE Systems into 2022.
"We are extremely pleased with the award of these significant contracts for our military and defense production lines" stated Amandeep Kaler, Avcorp Group CEO.
The Avcorp Delta BC facility is the single source supplier for the F-35 CV-OBW assembly under contract with BAE Systems with delivery of the assemblies directly to Lockheed Martin in Ft Worth Texas. The Outboard Wing is the foldable portion of the wing on the carrier version of the F-35 aircraft which allows for handling and storage of the aircraft on the aircraft-carrier's deck and hangers, while keeping its long-range and low-landing-speed flight characteristics. The CV-OBW is regarded as one of the more complex assemblies that the Canadian aerospace industry manufactures for the F-35 program.
About BAE Systems
Across its global enterprise, BAE Systems delivers a full range of products and services for air, naval and land forces, as well as electronics and security solutions. It employs a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
On the F-35 programme, BAE Systems brings its military aircraft expertise to the development, manufacture and sustainment of the world's largest defence programme. This includes the advanced manufacture of every aft fuselage globally, horizontal and vertical tails, and crucial components from our facilities in the UK and Australia, and advanced electronic warfare capability from its US subsidiary, BAE Systems, Inc.
The Avcorp Group designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Subaru Corporation. The Avcorp Group has more than 60 years of experience, over 600 skilled employees and 636,000 square feet of facilities. Avcorp Structures & Integration located in Delta British Columbia, Canada is dedicated to metallic and composite aerostructures assembly and integration; Avcorp Engineered Composites located in Burlington Ontario, Canada is dedicated to design and manufacture of composite aerostructures, and Avcorp Composite Fabrication located in Gardena California, USA has advanced composite aerostructures fabrication capabilities for composite aerostructures. The Avcorp Group offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower-cost, lightweight, strong, reliable structures. Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., at our Burlington, Ontario, Canada location also provides aircraft operators with aircraft structural component repair services for commercial aircraft.
Avcorp Composite Fabrication Inc. is wholly owned by Avcorp US Holdings Inc. Both companies are incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA, and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Avcorp Industries Inc.
Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., incorporated in the Province of Ontario, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avcorp Industries Inc.
Avcorp Industries Inc. is a federally incorporated reporting company in Canada and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP)
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