Osprey Thermal / Acoustic Blankets

Case Study: Boeing Integrated Defense System, Rotorcraft Division V-22 Osprey Thermal/Acoustic Blankets

Customer: Boeing Philadelphia (Ridley Park, PA)

Services: Design and Fabrication of interior thermal / acoustic blankets and Ground Support items.

Commencement: March, 1999

Sales Volume to Date: $2 Million

Project Summary

Ehmke Manufacturing Company is responsible for the design, integration and fabrication of the thermal/acoustic blankets used on the revolutionary V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft. The V-22 Osprey has vertical-lift capabilities for take-off and landing and transforms into a fixed wing-type aircraft during flight. With an annual delivery of 2,000 contract line items (approximately 10,000 individual parts), Ehmke Manufacturing Company maintains a Boeing Supplier Performance Quality Rating of 99.8% and an On-Time Delivery Rating of 98.8%.

Ehmke Manufacturing Company maintains Gold and Silver Supplier Ratings as one of 489 Boeing suppliers out of 12,000 suppliers worldwide.

Customer Profile

As a $30.8 billion business, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in St. Louis is one of the world’s largest space and defense businesses. They provide network-centric system solutions to their global military, government and commercial customers. Their list of achievements include:

  • The leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems
  • The world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer
  • The world’s largest satellite manufacturer
  • A foremost developer of advanced concepts and
  • A leading provider of space-based communications
  • The primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense
  • NASA’s largest contractor
  • A global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.

The Boeing Company develops and produces military rotorcraft and provides support services worldwide from its production facilities in Philadelphia and Mesa, Arizoniza. Among its products are the AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter, CH-47 Chinook and the V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft.