Magellan Aerospace Signs Agreement for F-35 Lightning II Assemblies
Magellan Aerospace will be producing F-35 Lightning II horizontal tail assemblies under an agreement with BAE Systems, Magellan announced in an Oct. 27 release. The agreement is the continuation of annual contract awards made to Magellan by BAE Systems for F-35 assemblies, valued at more than $52 million over a two-year period.
Magellan and BAE Systems have been working together to produce horizontal tails for the global F-35 program for almost a decade. Both companies have since made significant investment in the facilities, technologies and training to ensure the successful delivery of these flight-critical assemblies to the customer.
The horizontal tail assemblies produced at Magellan will be used on the Conventional Takeoff-and-Landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35. At present, Magellan plans to produce more than 1,000 shipsets of horizontal tail assemblies over the life of the F-35 program.