WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 12, 2018–
Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc. (KCW), announced today that Bell
Helicopter (Bell) has signed a purchasing agreement for KCW to build
flight critical skin and skin to core composite assemblies for Bell
model 407, 409 and 412 helicopters. KCW, a subsidiary of Kaman
Aerospace Group, Inc. and part of its Aerosystems Division, is a leading
supplier of complex composite structures, components, and assemblies for
the commercial and defense aerospace industry.
“This award demonstrates the strength in the ongoing collaboration
between Kaman and Bell as we look forward to deliveries commencing later
this year with production continuing through 2022,” said Mark Withrow
Vice President and General Manager, Kaman Composites U.S.
“KCW’s continued outstanding performance and value across multiple
platforms with skin and skin to core composite assembly production made
this award possible,” added John Unghire, Senior Director, Business
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. With
over 130,000 sq. ft., KCW fabricates components for the defense, general
aviation and commercial markets. KCW is Nadcap accredited for composite
processing, NDI, and chemical processing.
About Kaman Aerosystems
Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman
Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer
Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman
Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.
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; aerostructure
engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm
solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied
militaries; subcontract helicopter work; production of the K-MAX
medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company’s SH-2G
Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
Source: Kaman Aerosystems