Royal delivers first parts to Fokker Aerostructures

U.S.-based Royal Engineered Composites is manufacturing for Fokker the fin top fairing for the vertical tail section on a new business jet platform.

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Royal Engineered Composites (Minden, Neb., USA) reported on June 26 that it has moved into the international aviation market with deliveries on a new contract by Fokker Aerostructures (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands). Royal is manufacturing the fin top fairing for the vertical tail section on a new business jet platform.

Fokker is responsible for the design and manufacturing of the complete tail section. The empennage will feature advanced lightweight solutions and will be produced in the Dutch Fokker facilities in Papendrecht and Hoogeveen. Royal is manufacturing the fin top fairing at its facility in Minden. The first parts were shipped to Fokker in March, and production is expected to ramp up in the near future.

Royal Engineered Composites offers complete design, manufacturing and prototyping services, as well as technical support for aerospace and defense companies.