Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




AEROSPACE
Lovitt to supply parts for Super Hornets
by Staff Writers
Canberra, Australia (UPI) May 25, 2012


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Lovitt Technologies in Melbourne, Australia, has won a contract with Boeing worth nearly $1 million for wing parts for all F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters worldwide.

Lovitt Technologies was started in 1954 by George Lovitt as a supplier of machined parts for the automotive sector. It now employs around 80 staff involved in machining, assembly and testing of aero structures.

Minister for Defense Materiel Jason Clare praised Lovitt as an example of Australia's high-value engineering sector and what it can bring to global supply chains.

"This is an outstanding achievement for Lovitt Technologies and is the result of their hard work and demonstrates their high level of manufacturing capability," Clare said.

Lovitt Technologies also recently won another contract with Boeing to supply machined parts for Boeing's tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey.

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing similar to a helicopter and a short takeoff and landing capability like that of a turbo-prop aircraft.

Around 160 have been built since production began in 2007 and Bell and Boeing are hoping for export orders, initially to Canada, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Lovitt also has supplied machined parts and sub-assemblies for Boeing's early warning and control aircraft the Wedgetail. The contract on the AIR 5077 was through Boeing's manufacturing subsidiary Hawker de Havilland and was for modifications on the 737's airframe to accommodate the AEW&C system.

"The contract awarded to Lovitt also reinforces Boeing's ongoing commitment to Australian industry through the Global Supply Chain Program.

"The value of export contracts won to date that have been facilitated through the Global Supply Chain Program is now more than $446 million," Clare said.

The Ministry of Defense said Lovitt is one of several Australian companies successfully finding places in global supply chains. Their work has meant substantial export orders for manufactured goods, thanks to help from the government's Global Supply Chain Program that started in 2009.

Six global defense prime contractors -- Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Northrop Grumman and more recently BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin -- are in the program implemented through the Defense Materiel Organization.

Lovitt Technologies also has been under contract to the Plessey Co. -- eventually owned by BAE Systems. Lovitt manufactured enclosures, cases, lids and covers for Plessey's Raven radio that was designed and developed for the Australian military.

.


Related Links
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





AEROSPACE
Northrop Grumman's Joint STARS Completes Flight Testing of JT-8D Engines
Melbourne FL (SPX) May 25, 2012
Northrop Grumman's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) testbed aircraft, equipped with a new JT-8D propulsion system, has successfully completed flight testing and moved one step closer to receiving its Military Airworthiness Certification. The completion of the flight testing program signifies a major milestone in the Joint STARS Re-engining program and is a k ... read more


AEROSPACE
NASA Offers Guidelines To Protect Historic Sites On The Moon

Neil Armstrong gives rare interview - to accountant

Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6

India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait

AEROSPACE
NASA Funded Research Shows Existence of Reduced Carbon on Mars

Did Ancient Mars Have a Runaway Greenhouse?

Opportunity Drives to Dusty Patch of Soil

NASA Showered with Bold New Concepts for Mars Exploration

AEROSPACE
Boeing Completes Software PDR Of New Crew Ship

NASA hails 'new era' in exploration

CU astronaut-alumnus Scott Carpenter looks back at 50th anniversary of Aurora 7 mission

Glitch mars opening of world's tallest tower

AEROSPACE
Sri Lanka plans to launch its first satellite in 2015

When Will Shenzhou 9 Be Launched

China's space women wait for blast-off

Shenzhou 9 to be ready for mid-June launch?

AEROSPACE
SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Dragon on Historic Mission

SpaceX Dragon Transports Student Experiments to Space Station

Space Station - Here We Come!

ISS Research and Development Conference June 26-28 Denver

AEROSPACE
SpaceX capsule has 'new car' smell, astronauts say

SpaceX makes final approach to space station

SpaceX's Dragon makes historic space station dock

SpaceX Launches NASA Demonstration Mission to ISS

AEROSPACE
Newfound exoplanet may turn to dust

Cosmic dust rings no guarantee of planets

In search of new 'Earths' beyond our Solar System

Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

AEROSPACE
Dish Network in US legal fight over ad-skipping

'Monkey' to go West again as cinema power shifts East

Yahoo! ditches digital newsstand for iPads

Laser scan at full speed




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement