Kaman Composites Wichita Expands Scope of Work With Textron Aviation

June 21, 2018

WICHITA, KS – (June 21, 2018) - Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc. (KCW) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Textron Aviation Inc. increasing its statement of work to supply vacuum forming and five axis composite core cutting operations. 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 work package will support multiple Textron Aviation aircraft models including Longitude, Latitude and Hawker, incorporating the latest stringent certification requirements. Components to be supplied include mixed model interior plastic components as well as flight control nomex and aluminum core details

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Textron Aviation, a world leader in the general aviation industry. This agreement demonstrates continued confidence by Textron in our ability to support critical programs. We appreciate their commitment to KCW and this agreement aligns with and supports our growth strategy,” said Mark Withrow, Vice President and General Manger, Kaman Composites U.S.

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.

Contacts:
Bill Berg
Senior Director, Business Development
(802) 440-7208
bill.berg@kaman.com

John Unghire
Senior Director, Business Development
(860) 729-8795 
john.unghire@kaman.com

Andrew Chavez
Senior Site Director
(316) 519-3455 
andrew.chavez@kaman.com