Australian aerospace composites company Quickstep announced that it delivered the 200th shipset of wing flaps for the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, under its existing contract with Lockheed Martin. Quickstep has a five-year contract in place with Lockheed Martin to provide wing flaps for the C-130J through to 2024. Quickstep said it has delivered all the contracted C-130J parts on time to the customer’s agreed dates while meeting the high quality standards required by Lockheed Martin, resulting in positive customer ratings of Quickstep’s performance on that program.
Quickstep’s chief executive officer and managing director, Mark Burgess said, “We are a proud supplier to Lockheed Martin on this critical global program and delighted to have delivered our 200th shipset of C-130J wing flaps. Lockheed Martin, through its support of sustainable industry development in Australia, allows us to continue to develop world-class competencies.
Quickstep also supplies a wide range of composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and recently announced the supply of its 10,000th part to that global program. Earlier this year Quickstep completed the acquisition of the former Boeing aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul capability at Tullamarine, launching the new Quickstep Aerospace Services business. Quickstep CEO Mark Burgess stated, “The outlook for Quickstep is very positive. Building on our strong technology base, manufacturing capability and now aftermarket services, Quickstep is well positioned for the next phase of growth across our product and services portfolio.” Quickstep will provide the market with a further update on its growth strategy in the first half of FY22.