Flow International Corporation to Begin Work on the Airbus Contract

14 August 2008

Flow International has received purchase orders for four systems under the recently awarded contract for machine tool systems to support the production of the A50XWB.

The purchase orders were for a Composite Machining Center (CMC) to machine the keel beam section in Nantes, France, a CMC to machine the cockpit section 11 and 12 in Meaulte, France, a CMC to machine forward fuselage panels section 13 and 14 in Nordenham, Germany, and a CMC to machine forward fuselage panel section 19 in Illescas, Spain. The total value of the four purchase orders exceeds $13 million in revenue and is now in Flow’s backlog. These purchase orders represent a portion of the total Airbus contract that is expected to exceed $30 million. It is expected that the balance of machines for the contract will enter into backlog by late summer 2008. All systems under the contract are expected to be built and installed over the next one to two years.

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