March 24, 2008, Chicago - Northstar Aerospace Inc., a Canadian-American aircraft equipment and repair company, has won a US$14 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
March 24, 2008, Chicago – Northstar Aerospace Inc., a Canadian-American
aircraft equipment and repair company, has won a US$14 million
contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to
manufacture transmissions for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.
The contract, announced Monday, comes after the army exercised an
earlier option on the equipment under a separate 2006 deal with
Northstar said it is building the transmissions at its Chicago
plant, with support from other company operations. Deliveries on the
original contract award begin late this year. Deliveries on the
optional contract are slated to begin in 2009.
"The conversion of the option to purchase additional
transmissions further validates Northstar's strategy to become a
leading subcontractor to the U.S. military,'' said Harry Schmink,
president of Northstar's fears and transmission operations.
“We are also supplying maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well
as, spares for the Apache. In addition, we provide maintenance,
repair and overhaul as well as spares for the CH-47 Chinook
helicopter and retrofit wheel brake kits used on Light Armored
Northstar, which had 786 employees at the end of 2006, makes
helicopter gears and transmissions, accessory gearbox assemblies,
rotorcraft drive systems and other machined and fabricated parts.
The company also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul of
helicopter engines and transmissions and has U.S. plants in Chicago,
Phoenix, Ariz.; Stroud, Okla.; Anderson, Ind.
In Canada, the company has plants in Milton, northwest of
Toronto, and Windsor, in southwestern Ontario.