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Magellan Aerospace Signs Agreement for Work on F-35

Paris, France // June 17, 2013

Magellan Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with BAE Systems for work on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Back Row (L-R): Phil Davidson, Head of International Industrial Participation (IIP) Programmes F-35 Lightning II, BAE Systems; Steve O’Bryan, LMCO; James S. Butyniec, President and CEO, Magellan Aerospace; Scott McCrady, Corporate JSF Program Director, Magellan Aerospace

Front Row (Seated, L-R): Daniel Zanatta, Vice President, Business Development and Contracts, Magellan Aerospace; Mr. Paul Burns, Global Procurement and Supply Chain Director, BAE Systems


Under the agreement Magellan will produce more than 1,000 sets of horizontal tails for the Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35 program over a 20-year period. The agreement, announced today at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, formalizes the continuation of the strategic relationship between BAE Systems and Magellan.

Magellan will produce F-35A horizontal tail assemblies using components that require advanced composite manufacturing, machining capabilities, and strict quality standards. The majority of the components used for the assembly are produced in Magellan’s divisions. The horizontal tail production under the MOA has a potential value of over Cdn. $1.2 billion over the life of the program. Magellan has achieved sales of more than $100M Cdn. on the F-35 program to date.

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