BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman) announced today that it has come to an agreement with Zodiac Interconnect Americas (Zodiac) to manufacture and kit new components and assemblies for the 737 MAX aircraft landing gear electrical and fluid systems produced by Zodiac. The new part numbers, specific to the 737 MAX applications, will be added to the existing Kaman and Zodiac memorandum of understanding (MOU) announced in 2015. Work will be performed at Kaman facilities in Chihuahua, Mexico and Jacksonville, Florida and delivered to Zodiac’s facilities in Chihuahua, Mexico and Santa Rosa, California.
“We are pleased to have been awarded another work package by Zodiac and in becoming a supplier on the new and highly advanced Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Kaman is already producing kits and assemblies for Zodiac’s products used on the 737NG landing gear. This additional scope expands the relationship between our companies,” stated Will Zmyndak, Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Integrated Structures and Metallics Division.
Kaman is a leading supplier of integrated aerostructures, including metallic and composite structural assemblies and metallic parts for OEM and Tier I aerospace companies engaged in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine programs. The company provides complete aerostructure solutions including design, tooling, manufacturing, testing, and support.
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 markets 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; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; manufacture and support of our K-MAX ® manned and unmanned medium-to-heavy lift helicopters; and engineering design, analysis and certification services. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates approximately 240 customer service centers and five distribution centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 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.