Magellan breaks ground for JSF composite facility

  • 15-Oct-2010 09:20 EDT
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The F-35 Lightning II is a next-generation, supersonic, multirole stealth aircraft designed to replace the AV-8B Harrier, A-10, F-16, F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. and the U.K.’s Harrier GR.7 and Sea Harrier.

Magellan Aerospace recently began construction of a new Advanced Composite Manufacturing Facility in Winnipeg in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. BAE Systems awarded Magellan a contract to produce the JSF F-35 Lightning II horizontal tail components. The $22 million, 13,000-m² facility will be equipped with advanced technology for the manufacture of complex fabrications and assemblies. The horizontal tails produced at Magellan will be used on the Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) variant. Currently up to 1038 ship sets of horizontal tails are planned to be produced by Magellan over the life of the JSF F-35 program.

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