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Kaman Aerosystems awarded a long term agreement for Trent XWB composite A-frame fairings

News International-French

28 Oct 2014

The company, a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, announced that it has been awarded a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTA) by Rolls-Royce 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.

Kaman is a 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.

About Kaman:
Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation, 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; 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; and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. Additionally, the Company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 250 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Kaman also provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management.

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