Triumph Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of Triumph Group Inc., will expand its production center in Wichita, Kan., creating 100 new jobs and investing more than $2 million in new machining and facilities renovation during the next five years.
The firm recently won a new client, prompting its expansion in Wichita. The firm will provide Viking, a Canadian aerospace original equipment manufacturer, with fuselage assembly for a small aircraft designed for search and rescue, border patrol, special missions and regional commuter transport.
Viking is a first tier original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in de Havilland aircraft products. Viking is the type certificate holder for the DHC-2 Beaver,DHC-2T Turbo Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter, DHC-4 Caribou, DHC-5 Buffalo and DHC-7 Dash 7 aircraft.
Triumph, which currently employs nearly 180 workers, competed for the work package with suppliers in Eastern Europe, Taiwan, China and India. In Wichita, the company designs and manufactures aircraft windows, sheet metal assemblies, wing spars, fuselages, pilot/co-pilot control wheels, and cockpit sun-visors at its composite manufacturing facility.