First Ship Set of Magellan Aerospace F-35A Horizontal Tail Assemblies Installed

First Ship Set of Magellan Aerospace F-35A Horizontal Tail Assemblies Installed 
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace announced today, that the 
first complete ship set of F-35A Lightning II horizontal tail assemblies 
produced at its Winnipeg manufacturing division was successfully installed 
onto the aircraft at Lockheed Martin's final assembly line in Fort Worth, 
Texas. This successful installation of Magellan's horizontal tail assemblies 
is a key program milestone for the Corporation and demonstrates the many 
contributions being made by Canadian aerospace companies in the early stages 
of the F-35 program. 
Magellan is under contract with BAE Systems, a principal member of the 
Lockheed Martin-led F-35 industry team, to produce horizontal tail assemblies 
for the Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant of F-35. Magellan 
is expected to produce more than 1,000 sets of the components for the program 
over, approximately, a 20-year period. "The reports we have received from 
Lockheed and BAES indicate that the product we delivered to the assembly line 
was installed without complication," said Mr. James Butyniec, President and 
Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Aerospace. "We are pleased to see another 
of our F-35 assemblies preparing to take flight for the first time." In 
addition to the horizontal tail, Magellan has produced the vane box assemblies 
and transition ducts for all of the F-35B Short Take Off and Landing variants 
flying today. 
Magellan's proactive investment in facilities, equipment, and processes in 
support of the F-35 Lightning II program has positioned Magellan to realize 
sales approaching $2.0B Cdn over the life of the F-35 program. Magellan's 
revenues to date on the F-35 program exceed $100M Cdn. 
Since the inception of Canada's participation in the F-35 program in 1997, 
Canadian companies like Magellan Aerospace have been invited to compete for 
significant opportunities in support of this international program. This 
program milestone validates that companies such as Magellan can be successful 
and competitive in todays globalized aerospace supply chain. 
About Magellan Aerospace 
Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides 
complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, 
and defence and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs, engineers, and 
manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for 
aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, 
industrial power generation, and specialty products. Magellan is a public 
company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with 
operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, 
India, and Poland.

SOURCE  Magellan Aerospace Corporation 
Mr. Daniel Zanatta Vice President, Business Development, Marketing and 
Contracts Magellan Aerospace Corporation Ph. 905 677 1889 x300 
Mr. Scott McCrady JSF Program Director Magellan Aerospace Ph. 204 775 8331 
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tail assemblies were installed at Lockheed Martin's final assembly line in 
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