San Antonio, Texas – M7 Aerospace is a high quality supplier of manufactured parts and assemblies to the aerospace industry and is an approved supplier to major aerospace clients including Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Spirit Aerosystems and Lockheed Martin. M7’s manufacturing division supports programs such as the C-130, F-16 and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Recognizing the growth in the helicopter market, M7 Aerospace has been successful in pursuing manufacturing and engineering opportunities with major helicopter OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).
Now an approved supplier to AgustaWestland, Sikorsky, MD Helicopter, Erickson Air-Crane and Bell Helicopter, M7 Aerospace vastly increased its manufactured parts production in 2007. This growth was primarily fueled by helicopter parts and assemblies. M7 is on track to show continued growth in its manufacturing business unit for 2008.
In addition to the increased manufacturing of parts and assemblies for helicopter OEMs, M7 Aerospace’s Engineering Services division has been awarded contracts for the design and production of major airframe components for a new multi-mission medium lift helicopter.
In addition, Erickson Air-Crane and M7 Aerospace entered into a program to repair and modify S-64F Aircrane center fuselage sections. The program called for structural repairs, hydraulic and fuel system work, electrical harness fabrication and replacement and assembly of manufactured parts to return the fuselages to service in Erickson’s Aircrane fleet. M7 Aerospace continues to provide Erickson with parts and specialty chemical processing for the S-64’s unique 32 foot long main rotor blades.
M7 Aerospace is a member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and exhibited for the first time at the 2008 Heli-Expo held in Houston, Texas this spring. During the three day Heli-Expo event, M7 met with a number of helicopter industry companies expressing interest in the manufacturing and engineering capabilities of M7 Aerospace.
M7 Aerospace operates five business units, including Government Logistics Support Contracting, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, Aircraft Parts and Service Support and Engineering Services.
Located on the San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas, M7 Aerospace operates from a 426,000-sq.-ft. complex formerly occupied by Fairchild Aircraft.
M7 Aerospace’s aviation tradition of maintenance, repair, government logistics support and aerospace manufacturing began with the company’s original founding more than 80 years ago as the Fairchild Aviation Corporation.
M7 Aerospace began operations on April 1, 2003 with approximately 175 employees. The company now employs nearly 500 people worldwide and more than 300 in San Antonio.
To learn more about M7 Aerospace, please visit the company’s Web site at www.M7Aero.com.
M7 Aerospace began operations with 175 employees on April 1, 2003. In five years it has grown to nearly 500 employees.
A Linx 6900 high speed part marking system has been incorporated into M7’s chemical processing line to assure clear accurate identification and tracking of parts.
The company will now do business under the brand name of "Erickson."
M7 Aerospace has named Edmund V. Self to the position of Vice President - Aerostructures Manufacturing, bringing more than 30 years of aerospace manufacturing experience to his new position.