GKN Fokker has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to produce parts for the F135 engine.
GKN Fokker has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to produce parts for the F135 engine.

GKN Fokker has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to produce metal composite parts for the F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Manufacturing will take place at GKN Fokker in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands.

‘This agreement reaffirms the success of the F-35 and F135 industrial participation program in the Netherlands,’ said Hans Büthker, chief executive of GKN Aerospace. ‘We are proud to be part of the F135 team and to expand our longstanding relationship with Pratt & Whitney.’

GKN Aerospace also makes wiring systems and covered engine components for the F135. The wiring systems are manufactured in the Netherlands, and the covered engine components are manufactured in Norway.

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