Feb 19, 2016

Carsales.com.au - ‘Ford-first carbon intake for XR6 Sprint’ Tuesday, 16 February 2016

  • XR6 Sprint will be the most powerful six-cylinder factory Falcon ever produced and be the first carbon-fibre air-intake system, manufactured by the same Australian company that supplies the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program 
  • Apart from automotive component production site in Geelong, Quickstep has an office in Munich, Germany and a state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility at Bankstown Airport (where it produces F-35 – world’s largest military aerospace program valued $US300 billion worldwide) 
  • Quickstep also selected by Lockheed Martin as sole supplier of composite wing flaps for C-130J ‘Super Hercules’
  • Quickstep deveops patented manufacturing technologies to produce high-volume A-grade finished composite components…. Signed a letter of intent to devlier components for Thales Australia’s Hawkei protected mobility vehicle 
  • Ford is Quickstep’s first automotive OEM client
  • Carbon-fibre sourced from UK, pre-infused with resin

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