13-Oct-2021 Source: Kaman
Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that its FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Wichita, Kansas, has earned European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for composite structures repair.
“This approval is just one step in the process of offering more composite repair capabilities to the commercial and business aviation markets,” said Malissa Nesmith, Senior Director of Business Development. “Kaman has historically performed most of the repair services of the Part 145 station for military support programs. This past year we have extended those repair services to the commercial market and offering the customer a Dual Release tag is a must. Earning the EASA Certification was an integral part of our growth strategy.”
Kaman Composites – Wichita continues to add capabilities to include radomes, fairings, winglets and rotor blade repair. Kaman Composite Structures (KCS), which includes facilities in Wichita, Kansas, Bennington, Vermont, and Goa, India, has been a trusted supplier for major OEM’s, with established program experience on, both, rotorcraft and fixed wing platforms. KCS also offers design and engineering services for new program development. The Wichita facility operates the Kaman Blade Center of Excellence, while Vermont is known for its Kaman Radome Center of Excellence.
“The experience that Kaman has in highly technical programs benefits the MRO side of the business and gives the customer confidence in our ability to offer high quality repairs with competitive pricing and short lead time,” added Nesmith. “The EASA Certification allows us to add additional airframes to our certificate and broaden our product offerings to the market.”