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Boeing Modifies 5th C-17 For Royal Air Force

ST. LOUIS, April 07, 2008 -- Structural mechanic Richard Flores labels fasteners to be removed from a United Kingdom C-17 as part of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) modification at the Boeing [NYSE: BA] facility in San Antonio.

The C-17 being modified is the fifth in the Royal Air Force fleet. The aircraft was delivered in February at Boeing's production facility in Long Beach, Calif., then flown directly to San Antonio to undergo the modification before entering service. The LAIRCM system provides added safety for C-17 aircrews that fly into harm's way.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.4 billion business with 72,000 employees worldwide.


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Brad Mudd
Boeing Media Relations
(314) 233-1220

Steve Little
Boeing Media Relations
(314) 233-5952

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