Kaman extends MRO services to aftermarket, continues partnership with Winglet Technology
Kaman Composites Wichita has extended its composite repair capabilities to aftermarket, and it will continue manufacture of winglet systems for Winglet Technology LLC.
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Source | Kaman Composites
Kaman Composites — Wichita Inc. (KCW), a division of Kaman Aerosystems (Bloomfield, Conn., U.S.), has announced that it will extend its composite repair capabilities to the commercial and business aftermarket.
According to KCW, the aviation industry has embraced the light weight and durability of composite structures in their innovative designs, and this, in turn, has increased the need for composite MRO services. KCW is an accredited supplier, providing parts ranging from fairings and radomes, to rotor blades and winglets. In addition, KCW provides OEM and government MRO services for composite repair through their FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station.
“We work on a number of the large-scale composite structures providing MRO services for government programs,” says Andrew Chavez, general manager. “Because of our expertise and the growing demand for composite repair that we are seeing from the aftermarket, we have decided to offer our services to a wider customer base.”
Kaman Composites has also announced that it has entered into a strategic long-term agreement (LTA) with Winglet Technology LLC (Wichita, Kan., U.S.) to continue to supply Citation Sovereign Composite Winglet Systems.
Winglet Technology is an industry leader of winglet design for business jet aircraft. All composite detail parts and assemblies are manufactured and delivered from the Wichita KCW facility, and deliveries are expected to extend through 2024.
“Our partnership with Winglet Technology has been very successful in providing the industry with a first class aftermarket product, and led to this LTA, which will further strengthen our relationship,” says Mark Withrow, vice president and general manager of Kaman Composites U.S.
In addition to composite MRO services, KCW has capabilities in large-scale non-destructive inspection (NDI), compression molding and vacuum forming. KCW’s FAA certified repair station is located in Wichita, Kansas.
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