WICHITA, Kan. — Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc. (KCW), a division of Kaman Aerosystems, announced today that it will extend its composite repair capabilities to the commercial and business aftermarket. The aviation industry has embraced the light weight, durability of composite structures in their innovative designs, which in turn, has increased the need for composite MRO services. KCW is an accredited supplier, providing parts ranging from fairings and radomes, to rotor blades and winglets. In addition, KCW provides OEM and government MRO services for composite repair through their FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station.
“We work on a number of the large-scale composite structures providing MRO services for government programs,”
Andrew Chavez, General Manager, explained. “Because of our expertise and the growing demand for composite repair that we are seeing from the aftermarket, we have decided to offer our services to a wider customer base.”
In addition to composite MRO services, KCW has capabilities in large-scale Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI), compression molding and vacuum forming. KCW’s FAA certified repair station is located in Wichita, Kansas.
About Kaman Composites Wichita
KCW, an AS9100 Rev D registered company located in Wichita, KS, offers a full line of services in composites from design, prototyping and testing, to full production of composite components and assemblies. KCW fabricates components for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. KCW is Nadcap accredited for composite processing, NDI, and chemical processing. KCW offers MRO composite repair services under their FAA certified Part 145 repair station in Wichita, Kansas.
About Kaman Aerosystems
Kaman Aerosystems is a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN.) The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; production of the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. The company, which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
Source: Kaman Aerosystems
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