Fokker Elmo Wins 2010 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Award of Excellence
- For unique wiring system approach combined with outstanding performance in the F-35 Lightning II program
During the May 12th Lockheed Martin Supplier Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Fokker Elmo received the 2010 F-35 Lighting II Award of Excellence for both its performance and proactive approach to the development and production of the F-35 wiring system. Fokker Elmo was selected for this award out of 600 suppliers.
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While the development activities in Hoogerheide and Lockheed Martin's main location in Fort Worth, Texas, are nearing their conclusion, series production is rapidly ramping up in Fokker Elmo's production facilities in the Netherlands and in Turkey.
Lockheed Martin and Fokker Elmo signed a memorandum of agreement for the F-35 wiring system two years ago with the condition to use Fokker Elmo's Wiring Design & Manufacturing System (WDMS). This unique system safeguards the configuration of the aircraft wiring and enables online change incorporation. The WDMS is also a highly efficient manufacturing tool which significantly reduces overall costs.
"We are very pleased with the success of our growing partnership with Lockheed Martin, said Rob Hermans, Fokker Elmo F-35 Program Director. "We are especially proud that Lockheed Martin recognized our innovative approach in the WDMS which enabled our successful cooperation in the F-35 program."
Source : Fokker Aerostructures