Kaman Aerosystems, which comes under the wing of parent company Kaman Corp., revealed recently from Jacksonville, Florida that it has successfully negotiated a three-year extension on its existing agreement with CPI Aerostructures to deliver sheet metal products.
Specifically, Kaman will continue to fabricate and supply parts for the company’s E-2D and C-2A Outer Wing Panel Program, which it has done since 2008. CPI Aerostructures Inc. of Edgewood, New York manufactures structural aircraft assemblies for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, servicing the U.S. Air Force, other branches of U.S. armed forces and aircraft contractors, supporting both the commercial and defense markets.
“Kaman is pleased to continue our relationship with CPI on this program, as it is significant work for our fabrication shop,” Will Zmyndak, VP and general manager for Kaman Aerosystems’ integrated structures and metallics business section, said. “The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is an important U.S. Navy production program and Kaman is proud to be a part of it.”
CPI “kits” the parts provided by Kaman along with those provided by other contractors. It then provides the parts to Northrop Grumman Corp. The sheet metal and extrusion-fabricated parts are crucial to the assembly of the E-2D’s and C-2A’s outer wing panels.