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October 7, 2008   Articles Boeing Awarded Initial $3 Billion Contract for C-17 Support ...
October 7, 2008
Boeing Awarded Initial $3 Billion Contract for C-17 Support
The Boeing Company has been awarded the initial phase of a new three-year U.S. Air Force contract to continue the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership (GSP) program following a decade of comprehensive logistics support of C-17 fleets around the world. Read More

PPG Aerospace And Gentex To Supply King Air 350i Electrochromic Shades
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies business and Gentex Corporation will supply electrochromic window shade systems to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation for the passenger-cabin windows of the 2010 Beechcraft King Air 350i airplane, according to PPG, Gentex and HBC officials. The airplane will be the first in general and business aviation with electrically dimmable window shades as standard equipment and only the second aircraft program to use the technology developed by PPG and Gentex. Read More

Boeing Gets $650 Million Space Station Contract Extension
The Boeing Company said it was awarded a $650 million sole-source contract from NASA to continue to deliver and integrate the remaining components and software for the International Space Station (ISS). Read More

Goodrich to Provide Air Data System, Crew Seats for Embraer Executive Jets
Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Embraer to supply Air Data Systems (ADS) and crew seats for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets. The potential value of the selections is roughly $110 million over the life of the programs for both original equipment and aftermarket revenue. Work will be performed by Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn., as well as the Interiors team in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read More

Russian Machines' Investment In Magna International Trust Ends
Magna International Inc. said it has been advised that the lender to a wholly-owned subsidiary of OJSC Russian Machines ("Russian Machines") has realized against the 20 million Magna Class A Subordinate Voting Shares pledged as security for the financing obtained by Russian Machines for its September 20, 2007 investment in Magna. Accordingly, Russian Machines' participation in the arrangements entered into with the Stronach Trust in connection with this investment has terminated. Read More

Eaton Expands European Hydraulics Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation said it has acquired Integ Holdings Limited, the parent company of Integrated Hydraulics Ltd., a U.K. manufacturer of screw-in cartridge valves, custom-engineered hydraulic valves and manifold systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

Caterpillar And Trimble Form Joint Venture
The world's leading earthmoving equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar Inc. and Trimble, the leading innovator in developing technology for mobile and work applications, said they have created a new joint venture company and a new distribution agreement. The new company, VirtualSite Solutions, will integrate the deep expertise of both parent companies in the areas of product design and software development to transform the way contractors manage their businesses. Read More

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