Boeing Declines Swiss Request for Proposal for New Fighter Aircraft

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2008 -- After a thorough review of Switzerland's requirements for partial replacement of its Tiger fighter aircraft, Boeing [NYSE: BA] has decided not to enter the competition due to the disparity between the requirements for an F-5 replacement aircraft and the next-generation capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet.

Boeing values its long-standing partnership with Switzerland and looks forward to continuing its support and modernization of the F-18C/D as the Swiss Air Force moves into the future.

Contact Info:
Mary Ann Brett
Boeing Global Strike Systems
office: (314) 234-7111
mobile: (314) 705-1065
Paul Lewis
Boeing International Communications
office: (562) 797-2186
mobile: (562) 234-1391