ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMI Aerospace, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA), a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets, today announced another major milestone in a successful design build program with Embraer.
LMI's integrated Design Build team began working with Embraer in 2011 on producing the moveable leading edge slat assembly for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. "This program is the beginning of what we expect to be a long-term relationship with Embraer and another successful demonstration of our talented engineering team developing a product from specification to production," said CEO Dan Korte.
Chris Lager, Program Manager for the KC-390 was on site in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil for the Embraer rollout celebration on October 21st, 2014. "We are pleased to see our completed slat assemblies on this high-technology aircraft," said Lager. "It has been a pleasure working with Embraer and we look forward to the first flight scheduled to take place by the end of this year."
There are 10 moveable slat assemblies per aircraft. This program is a joint effort involving several LMI facilities with the slat assembly occurring in our facility in St. Charles, MO and the skins and machine formed structural components fabricated in other plants in California, Kansas and Missouri.
LMI Aerospace, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA), is a leading supplier of aerostructures, engineering services, and structural testing to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. For more than 65 years, LMI has provided solutions to its customers' most challenging problems across the entire aerospace industry. From manufacturing more than 40,000 products for integration into a variety of aircraft platforms to supporting aircraft product lifecycles and fleet support via complete turnkey engineering capabilities, LMI offers complete, integrated solutions in aerostructures, engineering and program management services. With "A Higher Level of Performance," LMI ensures every customer interaction and touch point is met with a commitment to deliver the highest-quality products, best customer service and the most outstanding value in the industry. Based in St. Louis, LMI has operations in 27 locations across the U.S. as well as internationally in England, Australia, Mexico and Sri Lanka. For more information go to www.lmiaerospace.com.
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