MDA to provide information solution to Federal Aviation Administration



    RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that it has signed a contract with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) to provide an information solution to store and manage airport, runway
and navigational aid information for the United States. This award is part of
the larger FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Automation (IFPA) initiative to
modernize flight path design and maintenance processes, which MDA has been
supporting since September 2005.
    The FAA is responsible for all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S.,
including safety regulation and the operation of the air navigation system.
The awarded contract is for development of the AirNav 2.0 system that will
provide the FAA with a web-enabled solution for managing the safety-critical
aeronautical data upon which flight paths are designed and validated.
    David Hargreaves, a vice president within MDA's Information Systems group
said, 'This contract broadens and deepens our already strong relationship with
the FAA on its IFPA initiative. We are very pleased with the FAA's continued
confidence in MDA's ability to deliver information solutions essential to
their business.'

    About MDA

    MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast
amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision
making and operational performance of business and government organizations
worldwide.
    Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential,
MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex
operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic
information products.
    MDA employs more than 3,300 people in locations across the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

    Related Websites:
    www.mdacorporation.com
    www.avn.faa.gov

    Forward-Looking Statement
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    This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and MDA's actual results of
operations could differ materially from historical results or current
expectations. Additional information on these and other potential factors that
could affect MDA's financial results are detailed in documents filed from time
to time with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form
    or content of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)
231-2743, wendy@mdacorporation.com


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