Ferra specialises in the design, manufacture and assembly of complex integrated aerospace assemblies. We currently supply a range of complex aerospace assemblies, with the main programs including the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) wing kit for the 500lb bomb, AME Weapon Adapters for the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the Left and Right Hand External Pylons for the Missile Rack and Mission Kit for the MH60-Romeo Helicopter.
In addition to these programs, we supply over 100 parts for the F35 program to Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, and recently became qualified for the supply of several vacuum brazed chassis for use on the F35. We have over 120 flyaway parts on long term agreement with Northrop Grumman for the F35, F-18, Triton and E2D Advanced Hawkeye. We supply parts to a large number of aircraft in the Australian fleet including, MRH90, ARH Tiger, F-18, CH-47, JSF and Blackhawk.
Ferra supplies over 780 parts to Boeing for use on commercial aircraft and were named the Boeing Supplier of the Year in 2011, becoming the first Australian company to win the award competing with over 17, 500 companies worldwide. We have held Platinum Supplier Status with Northrop Grumman since 2006, which requires 100% continuous on time delivery and quality standard.
Ferra invests heavily in research and development as well as process improvement activities, and advanced manufacturing techniques. We have participated in a number of programs examining innovative leading edge technology including direct manufacture (deposition) of titanium components, and laser assisted machining which demonstrated significant cost and lead time reduction (up to 60% reduction when compared to conventional CNC machining methods).