Please join us on Thursday, October 3, for very special presentations and a tour of the F/A-18 Super Hornet manufacturing and assembly line in El Segundo.
7:00 am: Check in begins. All attendees MUST bring a photo ID.
All foreign nationals MUST bring either their ACTIVE
residency card OR passport with them on the day of
7:30 am: Participants escorted to briefing room and breakfast.
7:50 am: Program begins, welcome, company overview
8:10 am: Approximately, tours begin. We will see:
-- Composite manufacturing center: Where the
company's state-of-the-art composite components
-- F/A-18 assembly line
9:00 am: Tours end and adjournment
9:15 am: All participants will have exited the facility.
The F/A-18 Super Hornet
The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft variant based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm gun and can carry air-to-air missles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.
The Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop . The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010. Northrop Grumman employs over 75,000 people worldwide. Its 2010 annual revenue is reported at $28 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks No. 72 on the 2011 Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations and ranks in the top ten military-friendly
employers. It has its headquarters in West Falls Church, Virginia.
(above descriptions drawn from Wikipedia)