NORDAM to manufacture F/A-18 spares for Boeing, US Navy

TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 17, 2017) – NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden today announced the aerospace company will manufacture spare F/A-18 A-D Hornet leading-edge flaps under a new five-year strategic agreement with Boeing through June 2022. The flaps alter the aerodynamic profile of the fighter aircraft’s wing leading edge for increased or decreased lift, as well as for enhanced maneuverability while in flight.

It is the Tulsa-based firm’s first F/A-18 manufacturing program as a spares supplier to Boeing in support of the U.S. Navy, marking NORDAM’s entry into this competitive market while complementing the company’s current U.S. Navy repair and overhaul service work.

“As a global leader in component manufacturing for commercial and business aircraft, NORDAM is well qualified to deliver the predictive performance this program requires,” Madden said. “It is our privilege to help improve the fleet readiness and mission capability of this military aircraft and our U.S. Navy.” 

Headquartered in Tulsa and employing 2,500 people across multiple, strategically-located operations and customer support facilities around the world, NORDAM is one of the 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

Contact: NORDAM MarCom Department (918) 878-6837