Joseph C. Berenato, chairman and CEO of Ducommun, stated, “We are pleased to have been selected to support Carson Helicopter on this follow-on contract which reaffirms our ability to support our customers with concurrent engineering, manufacturing and assembly capabilities on start-up programs. We believe the Carson blade to be the only all-composite helicopter blade being manufactured by a company other than an original equipment manufacturer. Our long-term involvement with manufacturing helicopter components and assemblies, including the Apache helicopter main and tail rotor blades has provided DAS with the experience to support Carson in the launch of this all-composite main rotor blade. DAS will continue to seek additional opportunities in the helicopter blade marketplace.”
Ducommun AeroStructures manufactures large, complex structural components and assemblies in aluminum, specialty alloys such as titanium, metal bond and composites for a wide variety of military and commercial aerospace applications.