Honeywell and GKN Aerospace sign license and parts supply agreement for F-35 wheels and brakes

F-35 Lighting take-off ©Honeywell

Honeywell and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Landing Gear business in the Netherlands have signed a license and parts supply agreement for an authorized service center for Honeywell’s wheels and brakes on the F-35 military fighter jet. In 2016, GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Landing Gear was chosen by the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to maintain and service landing gear components for the European F-35 fleet.

The ten-year, non-exclusive agreement between Honeywell and GKN Aerospace will cover the entire European market and bring significant benefits to both current and future owners and operators of the F-35. This agreement will substantially reduce the logistical footprint of supporting the regional fleet with a Netherlands-based depot, thus resulting in a lower-cost of ownership for F-35 operators.

As part of the license agreement, GKN Aerospace will provide repair, overhaul, and maintenance of Honeywell’s wheels and brakes covering all variants of the F-35 jet.

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