Harlow Aerostructures LLC

What’s New
July, 2018 Harlow places order for its second MAG III EX machine.
Apr, 2018 NC Dynamics subsidiary installs a new OKK 8000 horizontal 5 axis mill for titanium work.
Jan, 2018 Harlow adds another MAG I to already existing (3) machine cell, making the cell (4) machines running 24 hours/ day.
Dec, 2017 Harlow adds Okuma-GA-26W 65-2(2) CNC Grinder This will allow faster setups and more accurate, consistent quality on all parts requiring grinding.
Oct, 2017 Harlow’s West Coast division “NC Dynamics” completes installation of a Makino A77 horizontal (7) pallet cell.
Oct, 2017 Harlow’s West Coast division “NC Dynamics” completes installation of a 5 axis OKK 800 vertical mill.
Oct, 2017 Harlow starts process in being compliant to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement clause 252.204-7012/ NIST 800-171 Rev 1. This certification is scheduled to be complete December 31st 2018.
Sept, 2017 Harlow’s West Coast division “NC Dynamics” completes installation of a new Makino Mag3 EX.
Aug, 2017 Harlow Aerostructures and Verocel (software testing facility) have Completed DO-178 testing for an auto throttle system designed for general aviation aircraft.
Harlow, based in Wichita, designed the HAT-05 auto throttle’s hardware and software for use by twin-engine, advanced aircraft with full-authority electronic digital controls (FADEC) in new or retrofit applications, it said. Verocel, based in Westford, Massachusetts, partnered with Harlow to help with software certification.
May 2, 2017 Harlow Aerostructures LLC Located in Wichita, Kansas, announced today that it has completed the purchase of the business and assets of Aerospace Holdings Inc., which consists of three companies, NC Dynamics located in Long Beach California; Valley Tool and Manufacturing located in Orange, Connecticut and NCDM, a maquiladora located in Mexicali, Mexico.
These three operating companies, otherwise known as Group Aero, have been providing aerospace components and assemblies, servicing military and civilian fixed wing and helicopter markets for over 30 years to companies located in the USA, Europe, and Asia. The addition of these three companies brings Harlow’s total employment to over 400 employees and over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space. With duplicative machines and engineering capabilities, Harlow is now able to offer its customers state of the art production capabilities in three different geographic locations to reduce production risk.
Harlow continues to provide military and general aviation products including engineering, manufacturing and development of complex aerospace components/ assemblies for the aerospace industry worldwide, with products being shipped to France, Israel, Brazil, Turkey, and the UAE.
Since 1954, Harlow Aerostructures LLC, a privately held company, has built trusted customer relationships based on integrity, reliability and exceptional service. To learn more about Harlow Aerostructures LLC please log onto our website harlowair.com.
Mar, 2017 Harlow is excited to announce that our Brazilian customer will be receiving their first shipment of Harlow designed throttles for their new clean sheet aircraft. The design effort started in July of 2016 culminating in our first shipment to Brazil the end of March 2017.
Mar, 2017 Final assembly completes on Proto Type Auto-Throttle.
Feb, 2017 Harlow awarded B-52 wing fitting.
Feb, 2017 Harlow completes engine beam assembly / bulkhead for general aviation customer.
Jan, 2017 DO-178C testing on Harlow Auto-throttle scheduled to complete 4/2017.
Dec, 2016 Training for “Click Bond” certification for F-35.
Oct, 2016 Trainers Certification for J-STD-001 Soldering.
July, 2016 Harlow awarded development purchase order for throttle design for Brazil/ UAE.
July, 2016 Harlow congratulates TAI for being awarded EASA approval for the HURKUS A program.
July, 2016 Harlow has been working with TAI on the development of this aircraft and Throttle Design.
Feb, 2016 Harlow completes installation of MAG III cell for parts in excess of 150 inches.
Dec 21, 2015 Harlow releases machine for 24 hour per day operation.
Dec 18, 2015 Harlow completes three machine Mag I cell.
Nov, 2015 Bobby King Harlow Aerostructures Quality Manager accepts from Charles Prior FAA Aviation Safety Inspector PMA approval for a Harlow Designed Throttle Quadrant.
Oct, 2015 Shop class at West High receives donated material from Harlow.
June, 2015 Harlow awarded contract for the design/ manufacture of a new Military Trainer.
May, 2015 Harlow selected for design and manufacture of a military/ trainer throttle.
Apr, 2015 Harlow purchased a 14 pallet Makino cell to increase capacity to (3) machines running “lights out” 24/7.
Jan, 2015 Harlow purchased a OKUMA vertical mill to cut hard metal/ Titanium.
Nov, 2014 Harlow was recognized on 11/5/2014 by the Wichita Business Journal for innovating aerospace throttle designs and our growth in exporting aerospace assemblies.
June, 2014 Harlow completes first prototype on “AutoThrottle” design and moves into testing phase.
May, 2014 Harlow receives 2014 International Business Excellence Award from the World Trade Council Wichita.
April, 2014 Harlow purchases second Makino Mag 1 to complete a two machine cell adding capacity.
March 2014 Harlow completes design and enters into production on “Single Lever Power Throttle” for turbo prop.
Feb, 2014 Harlow completes design and prototype for Textron/ Airland Scorpion. (trainer)
March, 2013 Harlow purchases Makino Mag 1 to start phase I of adding capacity.
April, 2012 Harlow has purchased a (2) machine (12) pallet Makino Cell for future high speed machining growth to be installed in April 2012.
March, 2012 Harlow has just completed the design and development of the HURKUS Power Control Throttle Quadrant for TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries).
Aug, 2011 Harlow Aerostructures has purchased a Makino MAG 1 to add to our capabilities in High Speed Machining.
June, 2011 Harlow participates with the City of Wichita at the Paris Air Show Harlow signs 480k contract with customer at the show.
May, 2011 Continuing our support of engineering and electrical mechanical engineering, Harlow agrees to sponsor Iowa State Solar Car Team “programming and machining of body molds” Students. from the solar car team met in Wichita and were introduced to N/C programming and machining of their design.
Feb, 2011 Harlow teams with local company on electrical mechanical concept design.
Jan, 2011 Harlow starts new (FADEC) design throttle quadrant.
Oct, 2010 Harlow completes PDR approval for throttle design for International customer.
Oct, 2010 Harlow Aerostructures has invested in Rapid Prototyping to increase Engineering’s ability in both designing and manufacturing. True to life parts that accurately represent the end product enabling Engineering to make crucial decisions during the development cycle saving both time and money.
June, 2010 “Gulfstream recognizes Harlow Aerostructures for quality and delivery performance.”
Feb, 2010 Harlow sponsored the machining of the molds for the Iowa State University Solar car.
Harlow Aerostructures LLC, located in Wichita, Kansas, has been supplying to the aerospace industry since 1954.With a wide range of aerospace manufacturing capabilities, we produce components from large bulkheads, spars, chords, stringers, to small bushings, bolts, pins and bearings. We have gained a reputation of being specialists in the development of prototypes, through close integration with our customers in an extremely short lead-time environment. We have developed prototypes for several aircraft throttle quadrants and monolithic structural components.

With experience in product development as well as machining, we have been able to expand as a primary core competency, our ability to fabricate Complex Assemblies. Our assembly capabilities include the manufacture of highly complex Electro-Mechanical Throttle Quadrants, which are functionally tested and preset in-house, ready for installation on the assembly line. We also manufacture complex Sheet Metal & Structural Component Assemblies including Kitting services. We strive to provide a high level of aerospace manufacturing integration for our customers.

Harlow is able to provide its customers with excellent quality, on-time deliveries with highly competitive pricing. We believe these elements are a result of our commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do, including being a supplier who is responsive, flexible and fair, providing the best overall value for our customers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create value through excellence in integration capabilities, people, quality and process innovation.


  • High Speed CNC 5-Axis
  • Multi-Pallet Cell 4-Axis Milling
  • Lathe Machining
  • Thread Rolling
  • OD Centerless & ID Grinding
  • Hydro & Brake Presses
  • Waterjet
  • OKK KCV 1000
  • 2 MAZAK 2001l/200ll
  • Chemical Processing
  • Prime & Paint
  • Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspection (NDI & NDT)
  • FAA Repair Station
  • And we do much more than that!

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