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Magellan Aerospace - First F-35A Horizontal Tail Assembly Takes Flight

Magellan Aerospace // March 03, 2014

Toronto, Ontario – Monday, 3 March 2014 -- Magellan Aerospace Corporation announced today that the first Magellan-manufactured horizontal tail assembly installed on an F-35A Lightning II aircraft was successfully flown for the first time on Wednesday, 26 February 2014. The Magellan tail assembly flew on aircraft AF-46, an F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant, from Lockheed Martin’s final assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas. The first flight of this Canadian-manufactured tail assembly marks an important milestone for Magellan as a major Canadian supplier to the international F-35 program. 

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