Boeing Completes Acquisition of Summit Aeronautic Group in Montana

Helena, Mont.-based hard-metals facility to be renamed Boeing Helena

SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Summit Aeronautics Group in Helena, Montana. Terms of the transaction, announced on Nov. 22, were not disclosed.

The newly acquired business will be named Boeing Helena. It will become part of Boeing Fabrication, a division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Boeing Helena will manufacture titanium and other hard-metal structures for Boeing commercial aircraft including the 747-8, 767 and 787.

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Contact:

Cris McHugh

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications

+1 206-851-9884

More information: http://www.boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

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