Quickstep secures third C-130J flap production deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 9, 2014
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A new MC-130J Commando II delivered to the US Air Force earlier this month. Sydney-based Quickstep now builds the C-130J aircraft family’s carbon composite flaps.

Quickstep says it has secured a new purchase order to build a further 12 flap sets plus spares for Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Hercules airlifter.

The flaps are covered by a December 2013 memorandum of agreement with Lockheed Martin to supply more than 120 carbon fibre flaps for the C-130J aircraft through until 2018. The latest flaps order is the third under the MOA, and takes to 67 the total of flap sets Bankstown Airport-based Quickstep has been contracted to deliver.

The first flaps built under the agreement were delivered in February 2014.

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