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CPI of Edgewood gets Gulfstream contract

First flight of the Gulfstream G650 T2 on

First flight of the Gulfstream G650 T2 on Feb. 25, 2010. Photo Credit: Gulfstream handout

Edgewood-based aeronautics parts maker CPI Aerostructures Inc. has a new purchase order to supply wing components for the Gulfstream G650 aircraft.

CPI, a defense and commercial contractor, did not give a dollar value for the order from Spirit AeroSystems Inc., but said it was enough to bring its revenue to $54.7 million for the initial part of 2011, compared to $9.5 million for the same time period in 2010. Spirit is a contractor for Gulfstream, supplying the G650 wing.

The order, for leading-edge wing assemblies for the Gulfstream, gives CPI  a production backlog through July 2012.

“As we continue to demonstrate our assembly capabilities to Spirit, we hope to be considered for additional opportunities for assemblies on this platform,” CPI Aerostructures chief executive Edward J. Fred said Wednesday in a news release.

CPI Aerostructures supplies a range of parts to the U.S. Air Force and other military services, for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, MH-53 and CH-53 variant helicopters, the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, the S-92 helicopter, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, the Gulfstream G650, C-5A Galaxy cargo jet, the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet, and the E-3 Sentry AWACS jet.

Photo: A Gulfstream G650 T2. (Feb. 25, 2010)

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