Boeing to Highlight Partnership Opportunity at 1st Air Power Brazil Conference

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will focus on its continuing partnership opportunity with Brazil at the first Air Power Brazil conference (Fórum Nacional de Defesa Aérea 2010), which opens in Brasília on May 24. Brazilian government officials, representatives of the Brazilian Air Force and industry will attend the two-day conference to discuss Brazil’s new National Defense Strategy.

Michael Coggins, Boeing Military Aircraft senior manager of International Business Development, will brief conference participants on how Boeing, in conjunction with the U.S. government, can directly support every aspect of Brazil’s National Defense Strategy.

"As the largest aerospace company in the world, Boeing is best positioned to help Brazil strengthen its defense industry and leadership in technology," said Coggins. "Through U.S. technology transfer, the Brazilian aerospace industry will be able to provide key capabilities to Brazil, become part of the Boeing global supplier network, and gain access to the U.S. defense and commercial markets."

The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is one of three shortlisted finalists in Brazil’s F-X2 fighter competition. The Brazilian government plans to purchase 36 aircraft to modernize the Brazilian Air Force fighter fleet. Best and final offers were delivered in October 2009.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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