Achieving qualification to Boeing Mesa specifications was a critical step in the process as a manufacturing supplier.
(PRWEB) December 11, 2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce Unitech Composites has been awarded a Boeing Mesa contract to manufacture composite cockpit glare shields for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter.
“We are very pleased to participate in this key Boeing military aircraft program,” said Rick Hundley, president of Unitech. “We look forward to applying our unique capabilities and processes to meet the needs of this and other programs.”
“Achieving qualification to Boeing Mesa specifications was a critical step in the process as a manufacturing supplier,” said Ben Busson, program engineer at Unitech. “We will manufacture our own tools for the Layup Mold (LM) and the Trim & Drill Fixture (TDF), in order to produce the uniquely shaped composite glare shields for the forward and aft cockpits in the Apache,” he added.
The Boeing AH-64D is a four-blade, twin engine attack helicopter, primarily flown by the U.S. Army and several other nations. The aircraft contains state-of-the-art technology, and is configured with a two-seat cockpit for a two-person crew. The Block III Apache upgrades include many composite parts in the interior and exterior of the aircraft.
Unitech designs and manufactures composite structures in commercial and military aerospace markets. The company maintains continued commitment to innovation, quality, and flexibility towards the requirements of individual airlines and OEMs. Unitech operates within the Composites & Aerostructures Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.
The AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group includes the designers and manufacturers of advanced composites—both structural and nonstructural—as well as manufacturers of precision metal aerospace products and assemblies that demand specialized equipment, tooling and manufacturing processes. Its specialized products and capabilities include custom-designed composite weapons pylons for legacy weapon systems, composite details and assemblies for aircraft currently in production, precision metal assemblies for aircraft engines, and aircraft structural welding (ASFW) on alloy metal parts for aftermarket spare parts programs.
AGC Aerospace & Defense is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio include: financing, engineering, integration services, manufacturing, logistics and aircraft modifications.
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Johnny Lantz, Director of Marketing & Communications
AGC Aerospace & Defense
Phone: (405) 737-2676 ext. 2012