Wednesday, October 28, 2009

UPDATE 2-Boeing picks S.Carolina for 2nd 787 assembly line

* Second site will allow Boeing to expand production
* Facility will have capability to support 787 tests
* Move is a blow to Seattle-area economy (Adds S.C. incentives, background, previous WASHINGTON)

SEATTLE, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) selected South Carolina as the site of its second 787 final assembly plant on Wednesday as it plans to increase production of its newest plane away from its traditional Seattle-area base.The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits on the assembly line at the company's Everett plant in Washington in this May 19, 2008 file photo. Pressure is mounting on Boeing , and its credibility may hang in the balance, as the aerospace giant races to meet a self-imposed deadline to fly its revolutionary new 787 Dreamliner by the end of 2009.
The move, which has been expected for some time, is a blow for the Puget Sound economy and a rebuff for the machinists' union in the region, which has struck against Boeing four times in the past 20 years.

Boeing is still struggling to get the first 787 into the air, almost a year and a half after the first one was supposed to be delivered, due to a series of production setbacks and a strike last year.

The company now expects the first test flight of the plane, dubbed the "Dreamliner," by the end of this year, and first delivery in the fourth quarter of 2010.

In addition to serving as a final assembly site, the facility in North Charleston, S.C. will be able to handle testing and delivery of the Dreamliner, Boeing said.

Boeing already owns a plant in Charleston that makes parts of the 787 fuselage, which it took over from its supplier Vought earlier this year.

Close by, a joint venture with Alenia, a unit of Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI), puts together 787 fuselage sections and sends them to the main 787 assembly site at Everett, Washington to be assembled into planes.

South Carolina's The State newspaper reported that lawmakers approved at least $170 million in incentives to win the Boeing plant.

A Boeing spokeswoman declined comment on incentives or guaranteed levels of investment. She said only that Boeing planned to create "thousands" of new jobs in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, Boeing said the Puget Sound area would remain the headquarters of its commercial planes where they will continue to be designed and produced.

The major employer in the region since William E. Boeing set up his first airplane factory in Seattle in 1910, Boeing has had a rough time with the local workforce.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), which represents more than 20,000 Boeing workers, has called four major strikes in the last two decades, costing Boeing about 200 days of lost production.

The plant in South Carolina is not likely to be so disruptive. In September, machinists at Boeing's facility in Charleston voted against representation by the IAM. (Reporting by John Crawley and Bill Rigby; editing by Andre Grenon, Leslie Gevirtz)

Lockheed Martin's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Defeats Ballistic Missile Target in Japanese Test

Lockheed Martin ~ October 28, 2009
KAUAI, Hawaii, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- JS Myoko, Japan's third destroyer equipped with Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT - News) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target above the atmosphere during a test event today. The test marked the 20th successful ballistic missile intercept by the system. JS Myoko guided a Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IA missile to intercept the separating medium range ballistic missile target outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Two U.S. Navy Aegis BMD ships, USS Lake Erie and USS Paul Hamilton, also participated in today's test. USS Paul Hamilton tracked the target and performed a simulated engagement. USS Lake Erie, equipped with the next generation Aegis BMD Weapon System -- designated BMD 4.0.1, which provides additional target discrimination capability -- tracked the missile target and post-intercept debris using its advanced signal processor. Full operational certification of BMD 4.0.1 is expected in 2011.

"This is the first Aegis BMD flight test conducted with two versions of the U.S. Navy Aegis BMD baselines and a Japanese destroyer," said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Surface-Sea Based Missile Defense line of business. "These events demonstrate the Aegis development success of build a little, test a little, learn a lot as well as the flexibility of the systems to evolve and keep pace with the threat to control the battlespace."

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy are jointly developing Aegis BMD as part of the United States' Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The Navy's independent operational test agent has assessed the Aegis BMD and SM-3 Block IA system to be operationally effective and operationally suitable. Currently, a total of 22 Aegis BMD-equipped warships -- 19 in the U.S. Navy and three in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force -- have the certified capability to engage ballistic missiles and perform long-range surveillance and tracking missions. Two additional U.S. East Coast-based Aegis-equipped ships are being modified to perform ballistic missile defense in the next six months.

The Aegis Weapon System is the world's premier naval defense system and the sea-based element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. Its precision SPY-1 radar and integrated command and control system seamlessly guides the interceptor and uplinks target track information to the missile for terminal homing. Its ability to detect, track and engage targets ranging from sea-skimming cruise missiles to ballistic missiles in space is proven and unmatched. The Aegis BMD Weapon System also integrates with the BMDS, receiving track data from and providing track information to other BMDS elements.

The 92 Aegis-equipped ships currently in service around the globe have more than 950 years of at-sea operational experience and have launched more than 3,500 missiles in tests and real-world operations. In addition to the U.S. and Japan, Aegis is the maritime weapon system of choice for Australia, Norway, South Korea and Spain.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile defense system, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3). It also has considerable experience in interceptor systems; kill vehicles; battle management command, control and communications; precision pointing; and tracking optics, as well as radar and other sensors that enable signal processing and data fusion. The company makes significant contributions to nearly all major U.S. Missile Defense Systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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Satcon Selected for 5 Megawatt CalRENEW-1 Solar Farm

California’s First Utility Scale Solar PV Plant Under Renewable Portfolio Standard Program Will Feature Satcon PrismTM

Satcon Technology Corporation ~ October 28, 2009
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satcon Technology Corporation (NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has been selected for the CalRENEW-1 installation, the first utility-scale photovoltaic solar farm to be approved by the California Public Utilities Commission under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard program.

The 5 megawatt AC facility, located in Mendota, CA, will utilize five, one megawatt Prism solutions, Satcon’s fully integrated utility platform that comes complete with factory integrated medium voltage transformers, switchgear, and electronics. Introduced in June of 2009, Prism is the industry’s most advanced 1 megawatt solar PV power conversion solution, and is built on the market leading PowerGate 500 kW inverter line, which has been installed on over 170 megawatts of large scale solar power plants since 2005. Each 1 MW Prism solution is delivered complete in an all-climate outdoor enclosure and ready to connect to the PV array and utility grid, enabling rapid installation through a modular prepackaged design.

CalRENEW-1 will be one of the most advanced photovoltaic solar facilities in the world. The 5 MW plant will generate zero emission electricity for sale to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long term power purchase agreement.

“We are excited to be a part of the CalRENEW-1 project, which clearly demonstrates the increased role of large scale solar power production as an integral part of tomorrow’s energy network," said Steve Rhoades, President and Chief Executive Officer of Satcon Technology. “Our continued focus on developing the highest performing, most reliable, and most advanced utility ready solar PV inverter systems allow us to deliver the solutions that enable utilities to effectively integrate solar power as a secure and cost effective renewable energy source.”

About Satcon
Satcon Technology Corporation is the leading provider of utility scale distributed power solutions for the renewable energy market, enabling the industry’s most advanced reliable and proven clean energy alternatives. For over 24 years, Satcon has designed and delivered the next generation of efficient energy systems for solar photovoltaic, stationary fuel cells, and energy storage systems. To learn more about Satcon, please visit

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Leah Gibson,

United Technologies Corp. Advisory to Securities Analysts, Investors and News Media

October 28, 2009 ~ United Technologies Corp.
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A webcast of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News) President and CEO Louis Chenevert speaking at the Goldman Sachs Global Industrials Conference is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The presentation will be broadcast live on the Internet at and will be archived on the Web site afterward.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.


Contact: John Moran, UTC
(860) 728-7062

Investor Relations, UTC
(860) 728-7608

Rolls-Royce Success on U.S. Navy MissionCare Contract Leads to Expanded $90 Million Award

Rolls-Royce Corporation ~ October 28, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $90 million MissionCare™ contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at NATC Patuxent River to provide support for the F405-RR-401 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.

This contract exercises the first of four option years to the base contract signed last year. MissionCare is utilized within the Rolls-Royce Defense sector to apply commercial Power By The Hour® principles to the unique requirements of the defense business.

Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NATC Patuxent River, Md., Rolls-Royce will provide all maintenance, support, trouble-shooting, parts supply and logistics for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system. This contract provides comprehensive propulsion services to more than 200 aircraft, operating at three main Naval Air Stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Miss. and Pensacola, Fla.

David Waggoner, President of Rolls-Royce Defense Services Inc., said, “This contract demonstrates the customer’s satisfaction with our performance. We are very proud of our partnership with the U.S. Navy and look forward to the opportunity to continue providing engine readiness and availability which allows the U.S. Navy to accomplish their critical training mission.”

Rolls-Royce manufactures the F405-RR-401 (Adour) engine in partnership with Turbomeca. Rolls-Royce has been involved with T-45 program support since inception through a variety of contracts awarded by both the U.S. Navy and Boeing.

Aftermarket services, of which MissionCare is an important part, account for more than 50 percent of the Group's underlying revenues.


1. Rolls-Royce, a leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.

2. The company has a broad customer base including more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. With facilities in 50 countries, Rolls-Royce employs more than 39,000 people worldwide and has businesses headquartered in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.

3. The T-45 is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy-Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. Currently the T-45 is scheduled to remain in service with the Navy until 2035. As the primary jet trainer for the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), the T-45 is used to produce approximately 325 strike aviators per year for the F/A-18, EA-6B, E-2C, and S-3B pipelines.

4. The F405 is the U.S. designation of the Adour engine, which powers the trainer fleet. More than 2,900 Adours have been delivered to date, clocking up more than 7.7 million flying hours.

5. The F405 contract is truly “power by the hour’ – a single contract line item number is used to pay a fixed price per aircraft hours flown at each operating base. Contract performance is measured almost exclusively against the fleet-driven performance metric of engine and starter system availability.

6. In 2008, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested $1.4 billion in research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.

Rolls-Royce Corporation
Karin Ricketts
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 317-230-8774
IDGA ~ October 28, 2009
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 16th marks the beginning of the four-day 8th Annual Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit being held in Vienna, VA at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner. Leading military and industry experts are set to convene and discuss a series of key issues pertaining to Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs).

“As operations shift from Iraq to Afghanistan, it is important to keep abreast of all the latest developments in this area. That is why this year’s Summit is crucial and of significant importance to our audience,” Kristine Ortiz-Cortes, Program Director at IDGA explained. “This year's event aims to hone in on the requirements for developing and deploying vehicle systems to enhance lethality and survivability in any environment”.

Some of the key topics to be discussed include requirements and modifications for the family of LAV and Stryker (FoLAV); New lightweight and transparent armor systems; Supply chain management processes and practices; and vehicle technology and communications systems.

Some of the speakers scheduled to present include:

Colonel Brian Buckles, USMC - Program Manager, Marine Corps LAV
LTC Todd Lamb, USA - Product Manager, Stryker BCT Development, PEO Ground Combat Systems
LtCol Scott Leonard, USMC - Commanding Officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Batallion
Major Pierre Larivee - Project Director, LAV III, Canadian Defence
Glenda Paige - LOGCOM Liaison Officer to PEO-LS, MARCORSYSCOM

IDGA's Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit has become the "must attend" event for the international LAV community. Military, industry, and others attend each year to discuss areas such as armor, communications, firepower, drive trains, battery power, and other important components to the family of LAVs. The summit also provides a forum for military and industry to network and forge new partnerships and solutions.

For more information on attending or sponsoring the 8th Annual Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit, please visit or contact Kristine Ortiz-Cortes at

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries.

In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions.

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Defense Sector Leads Third-Quarter Performance for General Dynamics

- Overall revenues grow 8.1 percent
- Demand continues for vehicles, ammunition, IT and engineering services
- Full-year EPS guidance increased

General Dynamics ~ October 28, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News) today reported 2009 third-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $575 million, or $1.48 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to 2008 third-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $634 million, or $1.59 per share fully diluted. Revenues rose to $7.7 billion in the quarter, an 8.1 percent increase over third-quarter 2008 revenues of $7.1 billion. Net earnings in the third quarter of 2009 were $572 million. Financial performance in the quarter was impacted by a previously announced five-week production furlough in July and August at the company's Gulfstream Aerospace subsidiary, taken in response to global economic conditions.

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $594 million for the third quarter. Free cash flow from operations, defined as net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations less capital expenditures, was $513 million, or 89 percent of earnings from continuing operations.

Total backlog at the end of the third quarter 2009 was $66.2 billion. Backlog grew in the Combat Systems and Information Systems and Technology segments in the quarter, reflecting continued strong demand for the company's vehicle and ammunition products and information-technology services. New orders received included $950 million for production, support and reset of Stryker infantry combat vehicles for the U.S. Army, as well as ammunition orders for U.S. and allied customers. Demand for information-technology (IT) services and engineering support for military platforms produced a book-to-bill ratio of greater than 1 in the Information Systems and Technology segment. In addition to the backlog, the estimated potential contract value, representing management's estimate of value under unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options, grew to $18.2 billion at the end of third-quarter 2009.

Performance Highlights
Revenues and operating earnings grew in all three of the company's defense-related segments in the third quarter of 2009. Combat Systems increased revenues by 26.9 percent in the quarter and operating earnings by 20.6 percent. In Information Systems and Technology, revenues grew 8.8 percent and operating earnings increased 9.6 percent while Marine Systems increased revenue by 8.1 percent and operating earnings by 10.7 percent in third quarter 2009.

"The enduring strength of General Dynamics' diverse portfolio is apparent in the company's third-quarter 2009 financial results," said company President and Chief Executive Officer Jay L. Johnson. "The company performed well despite the impact of reduced aircraft production at Gulfstream Aerospace. Continuing customer demand for our defense-related products coupled with our commitment to financial performance and effective execution produced strong margins and cash generation in the quarter.

"Based on the strength of the third-quarter results, we are increasing our guidance for full-year 2009 earnings from continuing operations to $6.15 to $6.20 per share, fully diluted," Johnson said.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

Certain statements made in this press release, including any statements as to future results of operations and financial projections, may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, understandings, projections and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. Additional information regarding these factors is contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made. The company does not undertake any obligation to update or publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this press release.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: General Dynamics will webcast its third-quarter 2009 securities analyst conference call, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The webcast will be a listen-only audio event, available at An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available by 1:30 p.m. October 28 and will continue for 12 months. To hear a recording of the conference call by telephone, please call 888-286-8010 (international: 617-801-6888); passcode 26735283. The phone replay will be available from 1:30 p.m. October 28 until midnight November 4, 2009.

Spirit AeroSystems Formally Opens Malaysian Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Facility

Spirit AeroSystems ~ October 28, 2009
SUBANG, Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc., (NYSE: SPR - News) the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today formally opened its 242,000-square-foot aerospace manufacturing and design facility.
The facility, which will initially produce composite sub-assemblies for Airbus single aisle aircraft, also includes an in-house design engineering team working on developing assemblies for the latest, state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft, the A350 XWB.
"There are a number of reasons Spirit chose Malaysia as the location for a new facility," said Jeff Turner, President and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. "I like to think that, although Spirit is an aerospace company, it's also a people company and it is the people in Malaysia that have convinced me that this is a great place for Spirit to grow globally."
Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd, Najib Tun Abdul Razak will officiate the Opening Ceremony that marks Malaysia's commitment to make investments in the aerospace industry through Smart Partnerships. The project has received significant support from key institutional bodies of Malaysia like the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). All have been instrumental in furthering Malaysia's collaborative efforts with Spirit.
Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia Sdn Bhd will occupy a central role in the development of the Malaysian aerospace industry as a whole, and is strategically located at the centre of the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) and adjacent to the runway for Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.
"We have a long history of dealing with Malaysian suppliers and partners like CTRM and SMEA," added Francis Hiew, the Managing Director of Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia. "The growth of Spirit and the opening of Spirit Malaysia mean that these companies can continue to grow and share in our future success."
When fully operational, the Spirit facility is expected to employ in excess of 450 employees in a variety of assembly, manufacturing, engineering, commercial and support roles. Due to its location, the facility has significant opportunities to expand its products, capacity and services.
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About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and is developing new manufacturing facilities in Kinston, N.C. and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may vary materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to future levels of business in the aerospace and commercial transport industries or in the number of aircraft to be built; the success and timely progression of our customers' new programs; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Northrop Grumman Hits Target With G/ATOR AESA Test

Military Sensors Coming of Age as Talks Take Place in London on Radar and Imagery Technology Solutions
Defence IQ ~ October 28, 2009
BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests this month for a prototype partial array antenna that is to be developed as the U.S. Marine Corps' new Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) active electronic scanned array (AESA) are reported to have proven successful.
All objectives were met without incident at the Connecticut test range, declared Northrop Grumman, the third largest U.S. defence contractor. The results should lead to the next stage in the process of constructing the vastly flexible G/ATOR system as it is integrated with additional subsystems at its Electronic Systems Baltimore headquarters, while a second prototype is readied for testing by the end of the year.
The first of its kind to be developed by the Department of Defense, the technology is described as "highly mobile" and is expected to replace or reinforce five out of six of the Marine Corps' ground radar, cutting both maintenance costs and operational time. The associated AESA consists of a network of modules capable of transmitting and receiving signals and feeding the information into the G/ATOR, enabling it to assess and engage various targets in a wide range of positions and trajectories.
Pat Newby, vice President of Weapons and Sensors for Northrop Grumman's Land Forces Division was optimistic of the device's potential. "G/ATOR's true multi-mission capabilities will change the way the Marines fight and win. The successful results from the radar array tests provide a high degree of confidence that the array design will meet or exceed all system performance requirements."
The company's AN/APG-81 system is currently the key component in the Joint Strike Fighter's F-35 sensor suite. This system's capabilities and performance are to be on the agenda of discussion at the 2009 Military Sensors conference, to be held between November 18 and 19 at the New Connaught Rooms in London. Expert speakers are confirmed for the event which will also include talks on joint surveillance, airborne stand-off radar, UAVs and the F/A-18 Hornet, among others.
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Breeze-Eastern Corporation Teleconference Announcement

Breeze-Eastern Corporation ~ October 27, 2009
UNION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE Amex: BZC) will announce its second quarter financial results for the period ended September 27, 2009 on October 28, 2009. In conjunction with the release, the Company will conduct its teleconference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 to discuss the company’s financial results for its Second Quarter of Fiscal 2010 hosted by Robert L.G. White, President & Chief Executive Officer, D. Michael Harlan, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Joseph F. Spanier, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, and Gerald C. Harvey, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.
You can participate in the conference call by dialing the following numbers:
In the U.S. (866) 543-6403
Outside the U.S. (617) 213-8896
Participant Passcode # 53807751
Advise the operator that you wish to join the Breeze-Eastern Corporation conference call hosted by Mr. Robert White. Please call at approximately 10:55 a.m. EDT.
This conference call will also be webcast live on our website at and will be available for replay in our website’s audio archives for the following ten (10) business days.
Breeze-Eastern Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated lifting devices for military and civilian aircraft, including rescue hoists, cargo hooks and weapons-lifting systems. The Company, which employs approximately 180 people at its facility in Union, New Jersey, reported sales of $75.4 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
If you have any questions about these arrangements or have trouble joining the conference call, please call Robin Onufer at Breeze-Eastern Corporation, (908) 624-4206.
Breeze-Eastern Corporation
Robert L.G. White,
President and CEO