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Kaman Composites expands into business jet aftermarket
Kaman Composites and C&L will be offering structural repairs for a variety of business jet platforms, including Textron and Bombardier. Kaman has named C&L as its exclusive distributor for composite structural repairs.

Kaman Composites - Wichita, an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, is expanding its composite repair services to the business jet aftermarket with MRO provider and distributor C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company of Bangor, Maine. Kaman Composites named C&L Aerospace its exclusive distributor for composite structural repairs out of its FAA Part 145 repair station in Wichita, Kansas.

“Historically, we have provided structural repair exclusively for military programmes,” explains Malissa Nesmith, senior director of business development for Kaman Composites. “However, this collaboration with C&L expands our repair services into the business aviation aftermarket, which we are looking forward to supporting.”

Kaman Composites and C&L will be offering structural repairs for a variety of business jet platforms, including Textron and Bombardier. Last year, Kaman Composites formed the Radome Center of Excellence, which provides radome production along with design and engineering services. Radome repair will be one of the capabilities offered through C&L Aerospace.

“We are excited to collaborate on this programme with a well-respected aviation supplier like Kaman Corporation. This partnership will allow us to expand our product offerings,” comments Brad Vieux, director of business development, C&L Aerospace. “We can now offer customers structural repairs for customer owned units, or we can offer an immediate exchange. It gives our customers more options and we look forward to growing the programme with Kaman.”

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