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Kaman receives AH-1Z blade skin contract

4th April 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Kaman Composites Wichita will manufacture and supply composite skin to core assembly structural components for the Bell AH-1Z helicopter blades, Kaman announced on 1 April.

All composite detail parts and assemblies will be manufactured from the company's facility in Wichita, Kansas. Deliveries will begin in 2019 and extend through 2023.

Mark Withrow, VP and general manager, Kaman Composites US, said: ‘This award further exemplifies Bell’s confidence in Kaman Composites Wichita as a leading aerospace composite structures supplier. We are proud that Bell has placed these flight critical components into our facility.’

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