Manufacture bespoke lightweight parts that extend the capabilities of an iconic platform
We have been supporting the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules platform for the UK’s Royal Air Force more than 60 years and have a hard-earned reputation as the leading authority on the platform after the OEM themselves.
So when Lockheed Martin needed a trusted supplier to manufacture the light weight cockpit trim panels fitted into every single aircraft that leaves its production facility in Marietta, our Advanced Composites capability was the natural choice.
Lockheed Martin’s C-130 Hercules airlifters have been relied on by numerous air forces around the world. There have been a number of advances that have been developed by the OEM in that time that have increase the capabilities, one of which is the cockpit trim panels.
Lockheed Martin needed their trim panels to be as lightweight and strong as possible, also to be produced in varying sections and sizes and fitted together like a jigsaw and ready to install directly onto the aircraft.
Finding the supplier with all the necessary expertise to manage the supply chain, manufacture the composite panelling, integrate the electrics, test and certify to time and on budget led Lockheed Martin to our door.