Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oshkosh Defense Receives $290 Million Delivery Order for the U.S. Army Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles

OSHKOSH, Wis.-January 5, 2010-(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK - News) announced that its Defense division has received a delivery order valued at more than $290 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to deliver more than 725 next-generation Palletized Load Systems (PLS) A1. The order was issued under the U.S. Army’s existing Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) contract. Production will begin in April 2010 and be completed in September 2011.
“The modernized PLS A1 delivers superior performance and protection capabilities to help deliver supplies and equipment in some of the U.S. Army’s most demanding operations,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The PLS truck and trailer combination can load and unload a variety of heavy-payload cargo, which helps eliminate the need for material-handling equipment and results in leaner, more efficient logistics units.”
The PLS A1 is the next generation of the PLS, which Oshkosh has manufactured for the U.S. Army’s distribution and resupply needs for its most challenging military missions. The vehicle features a Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS)-compliant cab and a 600-hp engine. It also uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent front suspension for greater off-road mobility. Additionally, the truck and trailer carry a demountable cargo bed, also known as a flatrack, which features a 16.5-ton payload capacity.
Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this FHTV order and vehicles for other Army and Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include risks related to the required increase in the rate of production for the M-ATV contract and the amount, if any, of additional orders for M-ATVs that the Company may receive; the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially during a global recession and credit crisis; the duration of the global recession, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets; the expected level and timing of U.S. Department of Defense procurement of products and services and funding thereof, including the outcome of the formal protests of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) award to the Company; risks related to reductions in government expenditures and the uncertainty of government contracts; the consequences of financial leverage associated with the JLG acquisition, which could limit the Company’s ability to pursue various opportunities; risks related to the collectability of receivables during a recession, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; risks related to production delays as a result of the economy’s impact on the Company’s suppliers; the potential for commodity costs to rise sharply, including in a future economic recovery; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations; and the potential for increased costs relating to compliance with changes in laws and regulations. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release.

Oshkosh Corporation

Patrick Davidson
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ann Stawski
Vice President, Marketing Communications

Navistar Defense Wins Foreign Military Sale from Israel

Company Also Receives Second MRAP Support Contract; Awards Equate to $90 Million
WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it has made a new foreign military sale to the Israel Ministry of Defense. Under the $12 million contract, Navistar will deliver 114 medium tactical vehicles by June 2010.
In addition to the Israel contract, the company also received a second four-year, System Technical Support (STS) contract for up to $78 million to support its International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
“Medium tactical vehicles provide a solid base for our U.S. business and our ability to customize these vehicles allows Navistar to also support the mission needs of allied armed forces,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “We are honored to help serve U.S. allies and we will continue to focus on growing our foreign military sales in 2010.”
Based on Navistar’s commercial International® WorkStar®, or 7000 Series, platform, vehicle variants for Israel will include cargo, recovery and tow trucks. Parts and service are not included in the contract.
Though the company will target growth in markets outside the United States as part of its 2010 strategy, the company remains dedicated to its U.S. customers. Under Navistar’s four-year STS contract, the company will provide hardware to accompany work conducted under the previous MRAP STS engineering award announced November 9, which is also a four-year contract for up to $78 million. Navistar’s STS awards allow the company to improve MaxxPro MRAP vehicle reliability, support combat issues encountered in theater, as well as provide new vehicle enhancements.
“As one of the leading providers of MRAP vehicles, we have a duty to evolve our vehicles to help counter changing in-theater threats,” said Massicotte. “Both our STS contracts will enable us to quickly serve those who require new vehicle features to tackle the road - or lack of road - in Afghanistan.”
The company currently supports several vehicle fleets for the U.S. armed forces, including more than 6,400 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV - News) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.

Navistar International Corporation

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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army Achieve Major Milestone Toward RC-12X Guardrail Airworthiness Certification

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC - News) and the U.S. Army recently completed successful electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) testing on the first RC-12X Guardrail, bringing this highly-capable signals intelligence (SIGINT) system one step closer to providing mission-critical capability to the warfighter this year.
The RC-12X Guardrail is the Army's premier airborne SIGINT sensor and ground processing system, providing precision geo-location and identification of threats to enable the Brigade Combat Team's Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate (F3EAD) battle command process. The RC-12X Guardrail Modernization program introduces new payloads to the system with enhanced capabilities to sense and exploit emerging and rapidly evolving irregular and conventional warfare threats. The program also enhances the sustainability of the RC-12X through commonality and significant hardware and software improvements.
"This test is a major milestone both for the Army and for Northrop Grumman as we work toward fielding the improved system in 2010," said Trip Carter, director for Northrop Grumman's Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) initiatives. "Our RC-12X Guardrail team is working closely with the Army to ensure that we deploy highly reliable SIGINT capabilities into operations on cost and schedule to fulfill the warfighter's most challenging missions."
The EMI/EMC testing validates operation of the aircraft's electronic systems in a large, electromagnetically shielded chamber. Various combinations of the avionics and sensor payload equipment are operated independently and simultaneously to identify potential sources of interference or compatibility issues that can effect operations. EMI/EMC testing is required before an airworthiness certificate can be issued.
This most recent test was one in a series of successful assessments before delivery to the Army, currently scheduled for summer 2010. Subsystem tests are underway in Northrop Grumman's Systems Integration Labs (SILs) in Sacramento, Calif. Ground testing of communications links and basic system functionality begins this month, and flight testing is scheduled to begin in early 2010.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Megan Mitchell

Northrop Grumman Information Systems
(703) 345-8548

Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by 5th US Army Unit

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Jan. 5, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that a fifth U.S. Army unit has fielded the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. The 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., completed all required training and officially assumed operation of 12 CH-47F Chinooks on Dec. 8.
"I am proud of B Company for completing the CH-47F New Equipment Fielding and Training Program. Together, the Pachyderms and Boeing worked extremely hard to accomplish all the required tasks to make this happen in preparation for our next deployment," said Lt. Col. Brad Ninness, Commander, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. "The technological advantages and improvements in the CH-47F increase our capabilities and allow us to better support the soldier on the ground."
The Army certified the CH-47F as combat-ready in 2007. The first four units equipped with the new Chinook have deployed in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and the aircraft continues to perform as an asset for the Army.
"The CH-47F is proving its exceptional capability every day in combat operations," said Leanne Caret, vice president, Boeing H-47 Programs. "This advanced aircraft significantly increases the unit's capability in harsh environments and high-altitude operations to meet a growing range of mission demands."
The CH-47F, built at Boeing's Rotorcraft Systems facility in Ridley Township, features a newly designed, modernized airframe, a Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit and a BAE Digital Advanced Flight Control System (DAFCS).
The CAAS greatly improves aircrew situational awareness, while DAFCS provides dramatically improved flight-control capabilities through the entire flight envelope, significantly improved performance, and safety in the harshest of environments.
CAAS also incorporates an advanced digital map display and a data transfer system that allows storing of preflight and mission data. Improved survivability features include the Common Missile Warning and Improved Countermeasure Dispenser systems.
Powered by two 4,733-horsepower Honeywell engines, the new CH-47F can reach speeds greater than 175 mph and transport more than 21,000 pounds. The CH-47F, with its Robertson Aviation Extended Range Fuel System, has a mission radius of more than 400 nautical miles.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.

EADS preparing to quit A400M project - paper

FRANKFURT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - EADS (EAD.PA) is preparing to exit its A400M military transporter programme amid uncertainty over further support from NATO buyers, a German newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) cited company sources as saying Thomas Enders, the CEO of EADS' Airbus aircraft division, was very sceptical an agreement with a group of seven European NATO buyers over additional payments of 5.3 billion euros ($7.58 billion) could be reached by end-January.
The sources put the odds of an agreement at 50 percent, according to the newspaper.
FTD also said that Enders told top managers at the end of December that he no longer believed in a "successful continuation of the programme".
The A400M's inaugural first flight last month was two years behind schedule following delays in engine software development and other snags. EADS has asked the buyers to come up with funds for increased production costs, but Germany has until now ruled out making concessions either on volume or price.
Over the weekend, Enders had in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt pushed for a resolution of the matter.
"We have had standstill long enough. Now it is time for some movement, one way or the other," he had said, adding that he could not justify putting his company and its civil programmes at risk with this defence programme.
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger; editing by John Stonestreet)

Aerojet to Provide MK 125 Warhead for Standard Missile System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 4, 2010, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that the company has been selected to provide the MK 125 warhead for Raytheon Missile Systems' family of Standard Missile programs, with deliveries beginning in 2010.
The MK 125 warhead is the lethality mechanism for the SM-2 and SM-6 missile systems. This important missile system provides the U.S. Navy's fleet long-range protection from aerial threats and ensures the ability of the fleet to safely accomplish its primary mission of force projections wherever and whenever the nation calls. The program management and manufacturing will take place at Aerojet's modern, low-cost, load assembly and pack facility in Camden, Ark.
Vice President of Tactical Programs, John Myers, said, "The competitive selection of Aerojet to provide this critical warhead is a clear indication that our efforts to cut costs have been effective, while continuing to provide high-quality and on-schedule deliveries. The MK 125 consolidates our position as Raytheon and the U. S. Navy's major energetic systems provider for the SM-2 and SM-6 missiles, complementing our MK 104 and MK 72 propulsion programs."
Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies' Web sites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

INDUS Assists NASA With Innovative Spacebook Project

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that its National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team assisted in the development of a pioneering NASA project called Spacebook.
Emma Kolstad Antunes, of NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center's Office of the Chief Information Officer, envisioned a private social network for NASA employees and contractors that would allow easy collaboration and communication across the agency. Ms. Antunes is the Center's Web Manager and also serves as the lead for NASA's Web Managers group.
The result of Ms. Antunes's vision is Spacebook, providing Web 2.0 collaboration capabilities for NASA, including user profiles, file sharing, social bookmarking, tagging, wikis, blogs, and user forums. Spacebook will help NASA attract and retain the next generation of scientists and engineers, who expect to use social media tools to support their work. As a longstanding IT services contractor supporting Goddard Space Flight Center, INDUS team members participated with their NASA colleagues in the development of Spacebook.
Spacebook was launched in June 2009 and has some 850 users across NASA.
In December 2009, Spacebook became a featured part of the Open Government / Innovations Gallery portion of the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/open/innovations/spacebook. The gentleman pictured at this site and in the accompanying video is Greg Martin, a Senior Software Engineer at INDUS, who led INDUS team efforts on Spacebook.
"INDUS congratulates Emma Antunes and the entire IT team at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center on the vision, commitment and hard work that led to Spacebook," said Carleton Jones, President of INDUS. "We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with our NASA colleagues on this truly innovative project."
About INDUS Corporation
INDUS Corporation is a privately held provider of IT services meeting mission-critical requirements of United States Government Civilian, Defense, Homeland Security, and Intelligence organizations. INDUS's services include Secure Infrastructure Solutions, Actionable Intelligence, Software Applications Management, and Enterprise IT Services. INDUS is an International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008 registered company, has been externally assessed as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2-compliant, and adheres to IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts and practices for managing IT infrastructure, development and operations. For more information, please visit www.induscorp.com.

QinetiQ North America Offers Cyber Safety 101

Cyveillance Experts Teach Knowledge Workers How to Stay Safe Online
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - 01/04/10) - QinetiQ North America today announced that it will offer a half-day training session, Cyber Safety 101: An Introduction to Cyber Threats and Internet Risks. This course is designed to equip knowledge workers with an understanding of the Internet that will enable them to serve as the first line of cyber defense.
"Every knowledge worker whose PC, laptop, PDA or cell phone touches the Internet can benefit from this training," says Mary Craft, Senior Vice President for National Systems in QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group. "Companies and federal agencies can realize some genuine reduction in their vulnerability to cyber threats through education. Cyber Safety 101 teaches how online criminals, scammers, adversaries, and hackers exploit technologies, systems and, most of all, the users themselves in the insecure cyber universe."
The expert instructors come from QinetiQ North America's Cyveillance business unit -- a world leader in cyber intelligence. The half-day course will be offered on January 19, 2010, at QinetiQ North America's Eastpointe facility in Reston, Virginia, and will cover:
-- Introduction to the Internet - A non-technical overview explaining
how the Web actually works.
-- Internet risks - An introduction to the dangers, weaknesses, and
flaws that make your online systems a lot less secure than you
thought they were, with a look at how the physical and technical
underpinnings of cyber space can be exploited, manipulated, and
-- Internet policy and cyber law - How the borderless cyber space is
extremely difficult to manage, monitor, police, or regulate -- and
the laws, policies, and regulations that try to do so.
-- Cyber crime - Criminals are attacking the user instead of the
machine -- the human element is the one link in the chain that
technology cannot secure.
-- Questions, answers, and a review of recommendations - Discussion
to ensure you are informed, aware, and able to take action to
protect your professional and personal credentials against social
engineering attack. For more information about the course, including
how to register, please go to:

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About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE:QQ - News), one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

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QinetiQ North America Mission Solutions Group
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Cat Lift Trucks Introduces New and Enhanced Products for 2010

HOUSTON--January 4, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Cat Lift Trucks (http://www.cat-lift.com), a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, announced today the addition of five new electric counterbalanced and internal combustion (IC) pneumatic lift truck families to its current product lineup in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Several new product enhancements will also be offered to customers as part of the existing Class 4 and 5 lift truck product lines.
“Cat Lift Trucks is committed to delivering durable products that feature the latest technology and comfort for lift truck owners and users,” said Jeff Rufener, vice president of marketing, Cat Lift Trucks. “Our mission is to continue to produce equipment that will provide our customers with the best in operator comfort and control for improved productivity.”
The following highlights the new products and enhancements to the Cat Lift Trucks product line.
New Electric Counterbalanced Tire Lift Trucks
2ET2500-2ET4000, 3-Wheel (Capacity: 2,500-4,000 lb)
EPC3000-EP4000, 4-Wheel (Capacity: 3,000-4,000 lb)
*Fully AC design offers outstanding performance and extended battery life
*Standard fingertip controls offer precise load handling
*Easy-to-read, cowl mounted display panel includes vital information for the operator
*Five-level pre-programmed performance mode selector lets operator adapt to various applications
EPC5000-EP6000 (Capacity: 5,000-6,000 lb)
EP7000-EP10000 (Capacity: 7,000-10,000 lb)
*AC power and durable components ensure powerful performance in a variety of applications
*Full-suspension seat and fully floating cab design help reduce shock and vibration
*Anti-rollback features for both loaded and unloaded conditions help the operator retain full speed control on ramps
*Wide range of options to adapt to both indoor and outdoor use
New Internal Combustion (IC) Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks
P8000-P12000 / PD8000-PD12000 (Capacity: 8,000-12,000 lb)
*Standard two speed forward and one speed reverse transmission and purePOWER® engine ensure performance across a wide range of applications
*Intuitive premium instrument panel for monitoring diagnostics and maintenance needs
*Effortless maintenance for daily inspection; no tools needed
*A variety of options designed to customize the lift truck, including panel cabs, fingertip control and productivity packages
Product Enhancements
2C3000-2C6500, IC Cushion Tire Lift Truck
(Capacity: 3,000-6,500 lb)
2P3000-2P7000 / 2PD4000-2PD7000, IC Pneumatic Tire Lift Truck (Capacity: 3,000-7,000 lb)
*LCD / LED display panel with operator passcode protection and key indicators for fluid and fuel levels, travel direction and more
*Optional fingertip hydraulic controls offer precise control with near effortless motion
*Full-suspension swivel seat option – turns 12 degrees to the right, allowing more natural movement for the operator when traveling in reverse
*Rear handle with horn button available, helping provide better operator support and easy access to the horn when driving in reverse
Additionally, both the 2C3000-2C6500 and the 2P3000-2P7000 / 2PD4000-2PD7000 lines are now equipped with a powerful EPA-compliant purePOWER® engine aligned with a single speed powershift transmission. These engines help to lower emissions, decrease operating costs and reduce downtime over the life of the engine.
For more details about the new Cat Lift Trucks products and enhancements, visit www.cat-lift.com/news-events.
About Cat Lift Trucks
Cat Lift Trucks - Everything You’ve Come to Expect.
Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (“MCFA”), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information on Cat Lift Trucks, visit http://www.cat-lift.com, call 1-800-CAT-LIFT or become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/catlifttrucks).

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Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 100,000 In-Service Flight Hours

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another milestone, reaching 100,000 revenue flight hours at the end of December. Eight GP7200-powered A380s are in service. Emirates began operating the aircraft August 1, 2008 and received its seventh A380 in late December. Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 on November 20. Other GP7200 customers include Korean Air, Etihad Airways, Air Austral and International lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).
The engines have not experienced a single in-flight shutdown since entering service.
"We're very pleased with the engine's performance and reliability in service," Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. "It's the result of continuously testing these engines under extreme conditions to expose potential issues and resolve them before they can become problems. It's also a tremendous tribute to the success of this GE-Pratt & Whitney partnership." "We're delighted to be one of the main GP7200 operators," Emirates Executive Vice President of Engineering & Operations Adel Al Redha said. "The in-service experience of the engine has proven to be meeting the performance and reliability expectations set by the manufacturers."
The GP7200 is derived from two successful wide body engine programs, the GE90 and the PW4000. It benefits from the two programs' latest, proven technologies and the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation. Certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, the engine has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN) of thrust. In addition to being the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380, the GP7200 engine has emissions that are well below current and anticipated regulations.
The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine, and Pratt &Whitney manufacturing the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7000 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).
The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Deb Case,
US: 513.243.0094
Katy Padgett,
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