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Quickstep Holdings gets U.S. contract

March 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM   |   Comments

SURRY HILLS, Australia, March 5 (UPI) -- Australia's Quickstep Holdings has received a contract to contribute to building Lockheed Martin's C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft.

Quickstep Holdings, an aerospace company with headquarters in Perth, will provide wing flaps for U.S. company Lockheed's new military transport upgrade the C-130J.

Quickstep Managing Director Philippe Odouard said the wing flaps would be built at Bankstown Airport in western Sydney and could create 60 jobs, The Australian reported Monday.

Quickstep Holdings said first C-130J Hercules aircraft parts were to be delivered in 2014 and that it had secured a right of first refusal on most of Boeing's existing C-130J manufacturing facilities at Bankstown Airport in Sydney.

The C-130J deal is the second big aerospace contract snared by the Australian company, which has a contract potentially worth up to $700 million to supply parts for the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program.

The Bankstown Airport site was previously used by Lockheed Martin competitor Boeing Aerostructures Australia before it consolidated its manufacturing facilities at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

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