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.
THE NETHERLANDS, May 24, 2010, Fokker Elmo was awarded the 2010 F-35 Lightning II Award of Excellence by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for its outstanding performance in the development and manufacturing of the electrical wiring system for the F-35 Lightning II.
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.
In his award speech, Dan Crowley, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, emphasized the overall performance of Fokker Elmo saying, â€œThis award acknowledges Fokker Elmoâ€™s commitment to quality and innovation and signifies its long standing vision to be the provider of a total integrated wiring solution for F-35 program.â€
While the development activities in Hoogerheide and Lockheed Martinâ€™s main location in Fort Worth, Texas, are nearing their conclusion, series production is rapidly ramping up in Fokker Elmoâ€™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 Elmoâ€™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.
â€œWe are very pleased with the success of our growing partnership with Lockheed Martin, said Rob Hermans, Fokker Elmo F-35 Program Director. â€œWe are especially proud that Lockheed Martin recognized our innovative approach in the WDMS which enabled our successful cooperation in the F-35 program.â€
Fokker Elmo is a company of the Fokker Aerospace Group and internationally recognized as a prime specialist in electrical interconnection systems for aircraft and aircraft engines. The company holds a number two market position. Fokker Elmo owns facilities in The Netherlands, China, USA, Canada and Turkey. The F-35 manufacturing activities will be performed both in The Netherlands and Turkey, creating hundreds of jobs at both sites.