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10/27/2014

Kaman Aerosystems awarded contract by Rolls Royce for Trent XWB composite A-frame fairings

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Multi-year contract valued at over $5 million for parts to be made in Bennington, Vermont facility.

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of Kaman Aerospace Group (Bloomfield, Connecticut), announced at the 2014 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition (NBAA, Oct. 21-24, Orlando, Fla., USA) that it has been awarded a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTA) by Rolls-Royce (London, U.K.) to manufacture the Composite A-frame Fairings for the Trent XWB engine that will power the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.  Rolls-Royce and Kaman have entered into a multi-year contract for these parts, with a projected value in excess of $5 million. The A-Frame Fairings will be manufactured at Kaman’s facility in Bennington, Vermont.

“We are delighted to be embarking on this first step in a long term relationship with Rolls-Royce on this industry leading technologically advanced engine program,” stated Gary Tenison, Vice President Kaman Aerospace Group.

Kaman is a leading supplier of integrated aerostructures, including metallic and composite structural assemblies and metallic parts for OEM and Tier I aerospace companies engaged in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine programs. The Company provides complete aerostructure solutions including design, tooling, manufacturing, testing, and support.

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