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SMS fairing contract awarded

News International-French

4 Jul 2013

Airborne Aerospace signed a contract with Fokker Aerostructures for the delivery of several packages for the Dassault SMS empennage.

In total the contract exist of 4 product types in the Super Mid Size business jet: the Spring Loaded fairing, Fin Trailing Edge fairings, Tip Fairings and Leading Edges of the rudder and elevator.

Airborne is proud to continue the intensive collaboration with Fokker that started in 1998 with the development and delivery of the Standard Missile prototype canisters, followed by engineering support in the F-35 program in 2003 and the design & built contract of the Gulfstream G650 overhang panels in 2007.  Airborne participates in the project with engineers and production workers from the facilities in Ypenburg, The Netherlands and Girona, Spain.

In the picture the signing of the contract is shown at Le Bourget. In the background from left to right: Fokker Director Marketing & Sales Jan de Jong, Maarten Schutte (Commodity Manager Fokker), Wim Jagtenberg (Procurement Director Fokker), Michel Goedebuure (Managing Director Airborne Aerospace), Marcus Kremers (CTO, Airborne). At the foreground from left to right: Marco Brinkman (Commercial Director Airborne Aerospace), Arno van Mourik (CEO, Airborne), Hans Büthker (president, COO Fokker), Toine Vebruggen (Vice President Procurement Fokker).