CDM-C Titanium Machining Facility, BAE Systems

Aegis was appointed to the CDM Co-ordinator role for the work to install a titanium machining facility at BAE Systems, Samlesbury, which opened in October 2010. The facility will be used to manufacture detail and assembly components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft and took eight months to install and commission.

The facility comprises two computerised Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), each of which contains eight large hard metal milling machines, two long spar longeron machines and is supported by a number of secondary operations.

The project demonstrates the ability of Aegis to provide CDM Co-ordinators capable of ensuring that specialist engineering projects are delivered safely.