Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Recognizes Top Suppliers

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Recognizes Top Suppliers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky line of business honored its top suppliers at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Twenty-six suppliers were recognized March 15, including 19 that received honors as Sikorsky Elite Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2017.

Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year award recipients

    --  Black Hawk program support:  Safran - Chihuahua, Mexico, provided the
        main harnesses for the UH-60M and HH-60M aircraft models resulting in
        historic cost savings over Multi-Year VIII prices. Safran also was
        honored as an Elite Supplier (see below).
    --  HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter: RA Lalli - Stratford, CT. RA Lalli was
        awarded 90 new parts on the CRH program, offering competitive pricing
        while beating the lead time requirements of the program.
    --  VH-92A: TIGHITCO - Berlin, CT. TIGHITCO provides the complex forward and
        aft stair doors for the VH-92 development program.  TIGHITCO accepted
        the challenge of this complicated component and has delivered to its
    --  S-97 Raider(®): Triumph Gear Systems - Park City, UT. Triumph worked
        collaboratively with Sikorsky to develop a plan to reduce lead time on
        the gear box for the Raider program, supporting aircraft build schedule,
        while also supporting the JMR SB1> DEFIANT(TM) program.
    --  Aftermarket: Senior Aerospace - Enfield, CT. Senior provides world class
        customer service and support, as well as quick turn times to quote
        requests. Their Enfield facility is an industry leading shop.
    --  CH-53K King Stallion:  UTAS-Rome - Rome, NY. UTAS provides the tail
        drive components, shafts, bearing assemblies and disconnect couplings
        for the CH-53K.  The company has supported quick repair turn-around
        time, early flight tests and has been forward looking on product
        improvements using the latest technologies.
    --  Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program CH-148 Cyclone:  Global Tooling
        Systems (GTS) - Macomb, MI, GTS provided the straightening tool
        prototype for the CMHP program that were well received by the customer
        and performed beyond expectations.

Sikorsky Elite Supplier honorees

    --  Aero Gear, Windsor, CT, engineering and manufacturing of aerospace
        gears, geared systems and gearbox assemblies for the global aerospace
        industry. First achieved Gold status in April 2016 and has been a
        Sikorsky supplier for 30 years.
    --  Alpha Q, a small business supplier located in Colchester, CT.  Alpha Q
        has over 50 years experience in precision machining, manufacture,
        assembly and test of aerospace alloy components.
    --  ATI Cudahy, WI (ATI Ladish LLC - Forging) and ATI East Hartford, CT (ATI
        Ladish Machining - Machining) is a global manufacturer of technically
        advanced specialty materials and complex components.  For Sikorsky, ATI
        provides critical rotor and transmission components for key helicopter
        programs.  These components are produced from various titanium and steel
        alloys forged and heat treated at ATI's Cudahy Operations in Wisconsin. 
        In addition, many of these forgings are then finish machined at ATI's
        East Hartford Operations in Connecticut.
    --  Aurora Flight Science, Columbus, MI - A Sikorsky Supplier for over 10
        years, Aurora's Aerostructures business unit specializes in complex
        design, build-to-print, and rapid prototyping of airframe structures and
    --  Cherokee Nation Distributors, Stillwell, OK - Cherokee Nation's
        engineering & manufacturing products include wire harness assemblies,
        electro-mechanical assemblies, interconnect solutions, distribution, and
        kitting. Additionally, CND offers laser and water-jet fabrication,
        5-Axis machining, welding, and assembly for military aircraft, ground
        vehicles, missile, and UAV programs.
    --  GE Aviation, Clearwater, FL, provides the latest avionics systems
        technology to the aerospace commercial and military markets including
        navigation and guidance systems, mission management, data transfer
        systems, aviation computing and interface solutions.
    --  Hexcel Kent, WA, and Hexcel Salt Lake City, UT, is a global leader in
        manufacturing advanced composite materials and structures for the
        commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. Hexcel
        is the proud supplier of a broad range of carbon fiber, prepreg,
        honeycomb core, composite parts and structure, to multiple Sikorsky
        rotorcraft programs.
    --  IAI RAMTA, a division of Israeli Aerospace Industries, Ltd. , is an
        entirely government-owned and controlled corporation of the State of
        Israel.  IAI RAMTA specializes in the design, conversion and manufacture
        of military and civilian aircraft and helicopter parts/aerostructures,
        and specializes in the re-design of aircraft components from metallic to
        composite materials.
    --  LORD, Dayton, OH - provider of Elastomeric Bearings. In 2017, Lord
        supported Sikorsky with tail blade bearings for retrofit. LORD
        Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company,
        developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management
        devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and
        improve product performance.
    --  Safran Electrical & Power - Chihuahua, Mexico, and Denton, Texas, is a
        global aerospace and defense company, and a world leader in electrical
        wiring Interconnection systems, ventilation and electrical power
        generation. Their capabilities support the entire electrical value chain
        from engineering design and certification, to manufacturing,
        integration, installation and aftermarket support.  Safran Electrical
        and Power participates on multiple defense and commercial platforms for
        Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin including the Black Hawk, S-92(®) and F-16
    --  Senior Aerospace, Enfield, CT, is an aerospace components manufacturer,
        specializing in complex machining, assembly and coatings. Products
        include rotorcraft main rotor and tail rotor dynamic components,
        transmission and gearbox assemblies, and aero-engine components
        including rotating and non-rotating components.
    --  TATA Advanced Systems Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary & strategic
        entity of the global business conglomerate of TATA Sons in India. It is
        focused on providing integrated solutions for aerospace, defence and
        homeland security. It is also the global single source for Sikorsky's
        S-92 helicopter cabins with 140+ TASL made cabins flying worldwide.
    --  Triumph Fabrications, an operating company of Triumph Precision
        Components, located in Hot Springs, AK, manufactures  chemical milled,
        hydroformed, stretch formed, hot formed, and superplastic formed parts
        and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries.
    --  Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is Turkey's center of
        technology in design, development, modernization, manufacturing,
        integration and life cycle support of integrated aerospace systems, from
        fixed and rotary wing air platforms to UAVs and satellites.
    --  TEK Precision based in Deer Park, NY, was the first Sikorsky-sponsored
        Supplier Gold manufacturer, celebrating their 10(th) year as a
        Gold/Elite supplier.  TEK is a lean based manufacturer and provider of
        rotary mission system components for the UH-60 and derivative platforms.
    --  TFab Manufacturing, LLC (TFab), a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing
        Group, Inc., manufactures and assembles numerous products including
        relay panels for Sikorsky. In 2017, the company marked a significant
        milestone when the 10,000(th) relay panel for the Black Hawk was
        shipped. TFab was named Sikorsky's Supplier of the Year for Black Hawk
        Programs, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems' Outstanding Small
        Business,  and has achieved Sikorsky Supplier Gold status since 2015.

Presenting the awards were Dan Schultz, Sikorsky President, and Mike Ciocca, Vice President, Supply Chain.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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