TROY, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), has been named a 2019 Elite Supplier by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Lockheed Martin recognized 77 small and large businesses that averaged 99 percent on-time deliveries and zero quality defects in 2019. These businesses represent the top one percent of more than 15,800 active Lockheed Martin suppliers.
Collins Aerospace was recognized for the contributions of its Wheels & Brakes facility in Troy, Ohio. The facility supplies wheels and carbon brakes for a number of Lockheed Martin platforms, including the F-16 Fighting Falcon, U-2 Dragon Lady and LM-100J, a derivative of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules. Collins Aerospace’s Wheels & Brakes unit was previously named a Lockheed Martin Elite Supplier in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“Collins Aerospace is honored to receive this prestigious award from Lockheed Martin, which serves as a testament to the ongoing hard work and dedication of our entire Wheels and Brakes workforce,” said Matt Maurer, vice president and general manager, Military Landing Systems for Collins Aerospace. “Lockheed Martin is a key customer for our business, and we look forward to continuing to provide industry-leading wheels and carbon brakes for key aircraft in the years to come.”
“I’m not surprised that Collins Aerospace earned this recognition,” said Congressman Warren Davidson. “Ohio’s 8th District is home to some of the best manufacturers in the country—and also some of the most patriotic workers. Indeed, by providing crucial parts to build equipment for the Air Force, Collins Aerospace is doing its part to equip our military and defend our nation.”
“Our suppliers are an invaluable part of our team, and critical to ensuring that we continue to deliver mission success for our customers,” said Dr. Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin vice president of supply chain and program performance. “Every one of the Elite Suppliers has a proven commitment to quality and accountability. As a leader in development, production and sustainment of systems that must perform flawlessly across all domains from the deep ocean to the far reaches of space, operational excellence and supplier performance are key tenets of Lockheed Martin’s business model.”