NORDAM Chosen To Manufacture Acoustic Interior Panels For Newest Gulfstream Aircraft

TULSA, OKLA. (Tues., Oct. 21, 2014) – NORDAM’s Interiors & Structures division (I&S) has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to manufacture composite acoustic sidewalls, window panels, headliners and cabin-area oxygen access-panels for the newly announced Gulfstream 500 and 600 business jets. 

The aerospace manufacturer developed a proprietary acoustic solution to meet Gulfstream’s performance requirements while minimizing weight impacts, demonstrating NORDAM’s ongoing ability to win business based on its technical capabilities. The panels are made of composite material to optimize sound quality and are later covered with decorative material by Gulfstream prior to installation.

According to CEO Meredith Siegfried, “We have worked with Gulfstream for two decades now and definitely look toward furthering this valued relationship as an engineering solutions, design and manufacturing partner on Gulfstream next-generation aircraft platforms. This award solidifies our future as a major manufacturer of cabin interiors for business aviation.”  

She notes that in addition to this newly announced interiors work, I&S also produces G150, G280, G450, G550 and G650 interior components and panels with optimized acoustic attenuation properties. Likewise, NORDAM’s Nacelles and Thrust Reverser Systems division manufactures a long list of components for Gulfstream, both through direct contracts with the aircraft manufacturer and as a subcontractor to other suppliers. These components include G150 and G450 nacelles and thrust reversers; G500 and G600 nacelles and thrust reversers, bonded fuselage panels and bonded vertical tails; and G650 wing-to-body fairings and dorsal splitters.

Headquartered in Tulsa and employing 2,500 people across nine facilities on three continents, NORDAM is one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies.  The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets;  builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lens assemblies and flight deck windows.  NORDAM also is a major third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets.  Learn more about NORDAM at