Cyclone Awarded Contract by Spirit AeroSystems

10 September 2007

Elbit Systems’ subsidiary, Cyclone Aviation Products, has been awarded a contract by Spirit AeroSystems for composite structural components for commercial aircraft.

The contract is valued at approximately $30 million dollars and is scheduled for delivery between 2007 and 2011. The contract involves the supply of blocker doors for the aircraft’s engines – a composite structural component – to Spirit AeroSystems.

Yoram Shmuely, Co-General Manager of Airborne and Helmet Systems at Elbit Systems, said, “This contract win is yet another sign reflecting the trust and recognition we have established among major aviation suppliers of commercial airplane assemblies and components . We believe this contract with Spirit AeroSystems will pave the way for further business in this fast-growing market characterized by advanced technologies and innovative composite materials.""

With approximately 400 employees, Cyclone’s core business is manufacturing and maintenance of aircraft structures as well as engineering, manufacture, repair and upgrade of aircraft, UAVs and helicopters. Cyclone manufactures both metal and composite structural assemblies for UAVs, military aircraft such as the F-15, F-16 and F-18, and civil/commercial aircraft.

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