October 21, 2014
LMI Aerospace to supply bonded fuselage panels for new Golfstream business jets
LMI Aerospace, a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace, has secured contracts to supply both bonded fuselage panels and numerous detail parts for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s recently announced new business jets. The multi-year contracts are expected to yield significant revenue for the company. Under the new agreements, LMI will produce structural assemblies, skins and components for both the Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets. To accommodate the new work, LMI added 60,000 ft² to its Tulsa, Oklahoma, facility for processing, machining and assembly. Additional capital improvements at the LMI facility in Vista, California, have provided the necessary capacity for the program’s stretch forming and metal fabrication requirements. LMI has contracted with NORDAM to provide the metal bonding process for the fuselage and vertical tail panels.