Press release
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Unitech Composites Signs Multi-Year F/A-18 Super Hornet Contract with Boeing


HAYDEN, ID, August 28, 2018 –  Unitech Composites, a Unitech Aerospace company and leading supplier of complex composite laminates, components and assemblies for the commercial aerospace and defense industry, was recently awarded a multi-year contract with Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the manufacture of composite wing trailing edges to support the F/A-18 “Super Hornet” program.  The multi-million dollar agreement extends through 2021.

“We are very pleased to extend our long standing relationship with Boeing Defense,” said Joyce Hagues, Vice President and General Manager of Unitech Composites. “We faced strong competition for this program but Boeing ultimately selected Unitech because of the overall value we provide. ” 

The trailing edges included in this agreement are new for Unitech Composites, which is pushing into larger and more complex assemblies.  These composite parts will support production and spares for many of Boeing’s U.S. and international F/A-18 customers.

In addition to the new F/A-18 statement of work, Unitech also supports several other Boeing Defense aircraft including F-15 Strike Eagle, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64 Apache, V-22 Osprey and the KC-46 Tanker. 

About Unitech Composites

Unitech Composites, established in 1979 and located in Hayden, Idaho, are industry experts in complex laminates and components and assemblies, multi-axis machining, close tolerance fabrication and automated hand layup. Unitech Composites is a Unitech Aerospace company. 

About Unitech Aerospace 

Unitech Aerospace provides the aerospace, marine, medical, defense, nuclear and rail industries with composite and metallic structures and components that meet demanding and complex requirements. The company’s growing global footprint is currently comprised of strategically located sites providing local and immediate support to customers. Integrated solutions range from early stage design, rate production, to full-term sustainment making Unitech Aerospace the industry’s trusted lifecycle partner.