20 November, 2017: Asco Industries, a world class supplier of design and manufacture of high lift structures, complex mechanical assemblies and major functional components has received a contract from Fokker Technologies for the supply of Flaperon Spars for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program.
Asco will carry out the manufacturing and integrated surface treatments on the spars at their corporate facility in Zaventem, Belgium.The F-35’s Flaperon Spars are highly complex titanium machined components, which form the core of the flap located at the trailing edge of the wing.
Fokker will take delivery of the spars in the Netherlands who performs the assembly in composite material and delivers the complete flap to Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, USA.
The agreement was signed in presence of Fokker Technologies’ Vice President Procurement & SCM, Toine Verbruggen and Asco Industries’ Chief Commercial Officer, Laurent Canoen.
Toine Verbruggen, Vice President Procurement and Supply Chain Management of GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business, said, “This agreement will contribute to a European supply chain network for the F-35. We know ASCO as a world class supplier of high lift structures and components. We look forward to work together on this program”.
Laurent Canoen, chief commercial officer at Asco Industries, said, “Asco is very excited to partner with Fokker Technologies in the F-35 program and to further develop the relationship between our companies. This contract award marks yet another step in Asco’s continuous support to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program across our different global entities.”