Kaman Aerostructures Delivers the First Aerospace Components Manufactured at its Mexican Facility
CHIHUAHUA, México (September 6, 2011) - Kaman Aerospace Group, a unit of Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ GS:KAMN), announced today that its Aerostructures Division (Kaman) has delivered the first production parts fabricated at its new state of the art manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. This facility, Kaman's first aerospace facility in Mexico, was opened November 2010. The parts were delivered to Aernnova Aerospace Mexico, SA de CV (Aernnova) located in Querétaro, Mexico. The deliveries consisted of sheet metal detail parts to be used in the wing structures assembled by Aernnova for Hawker Beechcraft aircraft, including the King Air, Baron, and Bonanza aircraft.
Kaman and Aernnova have signed a multi-year and multi-part number preliminary agreement for the manufacture of sheet metal detail parts in support of Aernnova's wing manufacturing operations. Additional first part number deliveries are scheduled over the next few months.
“We are pleased our Chihuahua plant is a fully operational sheet metal parts and subassemblies aerospace manufacturing facility after having opened just last year,” said Greg Steiner, President Kaman Aerospace Group. “We also value our growing relationship with Aernnova and look forward to additional parts deliveries in support of their aerospace manufacturing programs in Mexico and elsewhere.”
About Kaman Aerostructures
For more than 50 years, Kaman Aerostructures, a unit of Kaman Aerospace Group, has provided total aerostructures solutions for the global aerospace market. From Manufacturing Centers of Excellence in Jacksonville, FL, and Chihuahua, Mexico, Kaman Aerostructures' experience and capabilities cover a broad spectrum of products from machined and sheet metal fabricated detail parts to major metallic and composite assemblies.
About Kaman Corporation
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; 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; and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
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