Quickstep Holdings Limited, which makes advanced carbon fiber composites, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin for a long term flexible contract to supply wing flaps for an additional five years, covering the period 2020 to 2024.

Quickstep has an existing contract with Lockheed Martin to provide wing flaps for the C-130J/LM-100J aircraft through to end-2019, and this contract extension will continue the supply chain relationship.

‘We are proud to be a supplier to Lockheed Martin on this critical global program and this contract extension secures the C-130J/LM-100J line of business through 2024,’ said Quickstep’s chief executive officer and managing director, Mark Burgess. ‘In addition to this MoU, we look forward to further increasing the scope of our supply on the C-130J/LM-100J platform.’

Quickstep says that over the next three years it expects to benefit from increasing production volumes with its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) composite parts contract and new business from Boeing Defense and Chemring.

This story is reprinted from material from Quickstep, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.