OEM Aerospace Companies Streamline with Kaman
How does an OEM streamline their service through parts evaluation?
Problem: How does an OEM or other aerospace company offload hundreds to thousands of detail sheet metal, extrusion, and machined parts in order to concentrate on their core competency and without sacrificing quality, driving down costs, or disrupting program build schedules?
Solution: Kaman Aerostructures’ detail part fabrication and machining centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Tools: Program management; developing a thorough understanding of OEM’s legacy drawings and processes. Tooling management and improvement. Bringing improvements to process, drawings, and tools. Developing detail schedules. Working with representatives of the OEM. First Article Inspection plans and executions. Manpower plans and equipment capacity. Cost savings.
Some Examples: (1) Over 4,000 part numbers previously built by Sikorsky for the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. (2) Over 2,400 part numbers for the E-2D wings that had previously not been manufactured in volume production for many years. (3) Over 400 part numbers previously manufactured by HawkerBeechcraft for the King Air, Baron, and Bonanza aircraft.