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Lee Aerospace Expands FAA Part 145 Capabilities and West Coast Presence

Wichita, KS – January 15, 2019 – With the start of the New Year, Lee Aerospace announces expansion of its Part 145 capabilities and its national presence across the United States. As of late December, the Lee Aerospace Part 145 Repair Station, #YLR863L, has added repair capabilities to include composite repairs on specific models for the main entry door assembly of the HondaJet. In addition to the existing certificate rating, which originally focused primarily on transparencies, Lee Aerospace is now expanding into other structural elements of the airframe. Continue Reading

Lee Aerospace Details New CoolView Windows

Company announces additional new markets.

Keeping an aircraft cabin cool on the ground is a never ending problem. Wichita-based Lee Aerospace believes its new CoolView replacement windows will become a big part of the answer for a variety of legacy airplanes and a few new ones too. Lee Aerospace CEO Jim Lee said Monday that Cirrus Aircraft liked CoolView windows so much, they’re now standard equipment on the Cirrus Vision Jet after initially trying them as options. Continue Reading

Malissa Nesmith Joins Lee Aerospace

WICHITA, Kan. — Change is not always easy, but it can be good.

That is the case for Malissa Nesmith, after 14 years with GlobalParts.aero.  Malissa Nesmith joins Lee Aerospace, Inc. as Vice President of Marketing.  Founded in 1989 by owner/President, Jim Lee, Lee Aerospace is well known for their reputation in window manufacturing.  They have both OEM production as well as aftermarket supportContinue Reading

Lee Aerospace Positioned for Growth

WICHITA, Kan. — Fourteen years after selling the business to Triumph Group, Jim Lee, founder and president of Lee Aerospace, bought the company back.

That was in 2014.

“He thought there was so much more he could be doing,” said Joe Scheer, Lee Aerospace vice president of operations. “He felt like we weren’t moving fast enough.”

Today, the aircraft window, sheet metal and composite structure operation has been growing and offering new products. Continue Reading

Lee Aerospace Extends Contract with Spirit AeroSystems

WICHITA, Kan. — The trickle down effect of Spirit’s planned growth in Wichita is beginning to hold.

Lee Aerospace today announced a new multi-year agreement to fabricate additional commercial aircraft parts through 2023 for longtime customer Spirit AeroSystems. Lee Aerospace facilities will deliver the parts to Spirit’s headquarters site in Wichita, Kansas. Continue Reading

Lee Aerospace Named 2017 Governor’s Exporter of the Year in KS

Jim Lee still enjoys a challenge, even after 28 years in business and having his company named Kansas’ exporter of the year.

Next year, for instance, Lee Aerospace will start producing heated forward windows for airplanes, to go with the unheated windows, fuselages and other parts it now makes.

“That’s just the next step in sophistication in the window world,” Lee, the company’s owner and president, said.

Lee started the business in 1989 after working for Cessna and a company owned by his father. At the time, Lee Aerospace’s chief product was cabin windows for the Boeing 737. It employed 11 people and was located in about 5,000 square feet at Harry and Meridian.

Today, about 230 people work in its 160,000-square-foot plant in northeast Wichita, making windows and other components for about 30 different models of aircraft, primarily in the business jet market. Continue Reading

Visit us at Aviation Day in Topeka

KDOT Aviation DayLee Aerospace is excited to be a part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Day being held in Topeka, Kansas. The event is Thursday, February 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Statehouse.

“Aviation Day showcases aviation businesses that contribute to the Kansas economy,” KDOT Aviation Director Merrill Atwater said. “Come meet and hear about the positive impacts aviation and aerospace industries have in the state of Kansas.

Legislators and other attendees are invited to learn more about aviation as well as network with thirty exhibitors from the industry. The event will be on the first floor of the Capitol.

Read more about Aviation Day on KDOT or The Wichita Eagle websites.