Fokker Signs F-35 Contract for Inflight Opening Doors with Northrop Grumman

Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, signed an agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation for the delivery of the in-flight opening doors for the F-35 Lightning II (JSF). The contract is valued at approximately € 100 million

Issue 65 - February 2016

The agreement was signed at the NIDV Symposium in Rotterdam. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. MaximeVerhagen, former deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and currently the Dutch Special Envoy Industrial Participation F-35 Program. Under this agreement, Fokker will be responsible for the manufacture of the in-flight opening doors for the next batch of aircraft in low rate initial production lots 10 and 11.

This agreement continues the very successful current arrangement through the previous low rate initial production lots, with potential opportunities to continue for the full rate production phases. This agreement reaffirms Fokker’s position as a strategic supplier in the F-35 program and helps secure skilled specialist work at Fokker Technologies in Hoogeveen and Papendrecht (Netherlands) and its supply base over the coming years.