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Kaman Helicopters appoints Donald Lownds

lownds-d1April 30, 2009, Bloomfield , CT - Donald Lownds has joined the Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corp. as senior manager of subcontract business development.


April 30, 2009
By Corrie


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April 30, 2009, Bloomfield , CT – Donald Lownds has joined the Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corp. as senior manager of subcontract business development. Lownds will be responsible for expanding the company’s subcontracting work through its HeliworX™ full-service aerospace innovation and manufacturing support center.

Some of the biggest names in aerospace, including Sikorsky Aircraft, Northrop Grumman and MD Helicopters, receive support from HeliworX.  Backed by Kaman’s infrastructure and expertise, HeliworX is the only subcontractor with the OEM advantage capable of offering design/analysis, manufacturing and test and flight solutions for an industry dealing with unprecedented demand.  Other capabilities include integration, composite and metallic manufacturing, final assembly, rotor blade manufacture, erosion protection systems and whirl towers, a sand erosion test facility and flight test.

“Don has a great track record working with commercial and military aerospace customers,” said Mark Tattershall, director of marketing & business development for Kaman Helicopters. “He is fully focused on helping HeliworX reach its full potential and we welcome him to our team.”

Prior to joining Kaman, Lownds managed a range of business development programs for Goodrich Corp.

Kaman Helicopters, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, is a member of the Kaman Corporation (NASDQ-GS: KAMN) group of companies, which conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets.  The group is a subcontractor for complex metallic and composite structures and components for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft; designs and manufactures fuzing devices for the U.S. and allied militaries; and markets and supports its SH-2G and K-MAX helicopters.


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