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Kaman Aerostructures Chihuahua Receives AS9100 Aerospace Certification

Dépèche transmise le 13 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

CHIHUAHUA, México--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaman Aerospace Group, a unit of Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ GS:KAMN), announced today that its Aerostructures Division’s new facility in Chihuahua, Mexico (Kaman Aerostructures Chihuahua) has received a certificate of registration to the AS9100B Aerospace Standard and ISO 9001:2008. The certification signifies that the Kaman Aerostructures Chihuahua facility operates a quality management system in compliance with the requirements of AS9100 Rev. B and ISO 9001:2008.

“I am especially pleased that the assessment results did not include any findings of quality management systems non-conformances.”

“Earning the AS9100B certification is a significant milestone for Kaman Aerostructures Chihuahua and is a result of the hard work put in by our team to ensure our customers receive the highest quality products and services,” said Greg Steiner, President Kaman Aerospace Group. “I am especially pleased that the assessment results did not include any findings of quality management systems non-conformances.”

Kaman’s AS9100B certification applies to the manufacture of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft and space system components for government, military, and commercial customers. Kaman Aerostructures Chihuahua is dedicated to the production of sheet metal and extrusion fabricated detail parts and sub-assemblies for the aerospace industry. The 60,000 square foot facility contains routers, a hydro form machine, a brake form machine, a hot joggle machine, a freezer and oven, heat treat equipment, and inspection equipment.

AS9100 is the internationally recognized quality management standard specifically written for the aerospace industry by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), a group of representatives from various parts of the worldwide aerospace industry. BSi Management Systems America, Inc., accredited under the Aerospace Registration Management Program, presented the certificate after conducting an assessment in accordance with the requirements of AS9104 Rev. A.

About Kaman Aerostructures

For more than 50 years, Kaman Aerostructures, a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, has provided total aerostructures solutions for the global aerospace market. From Manufacturing Centers of Excellence in Jacksonville, FL, and Chihuahua, Mexico, Kaman Aerostructures’ experience and capabilities cover a broad spectrum of products from machined and sheet metal fabricated detail parts to major metallic and composite assemblies.

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.

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