MRO Magazine

Kaman Receives MHI Canada Aerospace CL350 and Global 5000/6000 Awards

May 17, 2016
By Business Wire News


Kaman Integrated Structures and Metallics (KISM), a division of Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), announced today that their Mexico facility has been awarded the production, manufacture, and supply of Bombardier Challenger CL350 and Global Express 5000/6000 metallic detail wing structure packages from MHI Canada Aerospace Inc. (MHICA), a group Company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

“We view these awards as the beginning of a long term and productive relationship between Kaman and MHICA. Kaman is very proud to become a valued and important supplier to MHICA,” stated Will Zmyndak, VP and General Manager, KISM.

Jim Larwood, President, Kaman Aerosystems, stated, “The MHICA awards result from Kaman’s ability to align directly with our customer’s supply chain strategic goals of cost competitiveness, superior quality and schedule performance. We are pleased that MHICA has selected Kaman as a new North American supplier of wing structure details.”

MHICA produces the CL350 and Global 5000/6000 wing assemblies for Bombardier at their Toronto, Canada manufacturing facility.

All metallic detail parts and kits will be manufactured and delivered from Kaman’s KISM facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. Deliveries will begin this year and extend through 2020.

About Kaman

Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), 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; super precision, miniature ball bearings; 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; production of the K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. More information is available at

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