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Kaman Announces Contract Award from Bombardier

Dépèche transmise le 24 février 2011 par Business Wire

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS:KAMN) announced today that its Composites Division (Kaman) has been awarded a contract for the Learjet* 85* aircraft program.

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to produce these complex all-composite door structures. Kaman specializes in composite aerospace structures and we look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities and competitiveness on the Learjet 85 aircraft program”

Kaman will manufacture composite passenger entry and over-wing exit doors. The Learjet 85 aircraft is a new mid-sized business jet built primarily from composites and features advances in aerodynamics, structures and efficiency.

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to produce these complex all-composite door structures. Kaman specializes in composite aerospace structures and we look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities and competitiveness on the Learjet 85 aircraft program,” stated James Larwood, Composites Division president.

Kaman will build the doors at its facility in Darwen, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

About Kaman Composites

Kaman Composites, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, offers customers fully integrated composite solutions, from world class tooling and design engineering capabilities to global manufacturing capacity, for the domestic and international aerospace markets. Combined with its sister companies’ capabilities Kaman Composites can provide a broad spectrum of product solutions from detailed parts to major assemblies. That is why the world’s major aerospace companies repeatedly turn to Kaman Composites to meet their critical requirements.

About Kaman Corporation

Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial 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. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 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. Additionally, Kaman 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. More information is available at www.kaman.com.

*Either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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