SYMBOL: NAS Common Shares
CHICAGO, IL, June 6 /CNW/ - (All amounts within this news release are
stated in U.S. dollars) Northstar Aerospace, Inc. has received new orders
valued at $60 million for the production of gears, components and spare parts
for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
The new orders build the company's backlog to in excess of $450 million.
The backlog was $372 million at the end of 2007.
Northstar has received a total of $114 million in new CH-47 orders in
2008. The company was awarded a record $167 million in CH-47 orders during
The new orders are slated for delivery through 2012.
Production will be completed at the company's Chicago, Illinois facility
supported by other plants in the company's North American network. The Chicago
facility manufactures CH-47 gear and transmission components and provides
repair and overhaul support for CH-47 aft, forward and combiner transmissions.
"We are focused on Lean and investing in systems and precision equipment
to enable Northstar to meet our customer's growing needs and to satisfy
their requirements for high quality products delivered on time. This
focus is integral to turning our record backlog into revenue," said Glenn
Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (www.nsaero.com) is North America's leading
independent manufacturer of flight-critical gears and transmissions. Northstar
Aerospace is a public company (TSX:NAS) with operating subsidiaries in the
United States and Canada. Its principal products include helicopter gears and
transmissions, accessory gearbox assemblies, rotorcraft drive systems and
other machined and fabricated parts. It also provides maintenance, repair and
overhaul of helicopter engines and transmissions. The company's executive
offices are located in Chicago, Illinois. Its plants are located in Chicago;
Phoenix, Arizona; Stroud, Oklahoma; Anderson, Indiana; and Milton and Windsor,
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