Boeing Support Teams Honored by Army Aviation Association of America

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 11, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Feb. 10 received two awards from the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) at the Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium in Huntsville: the Materiel Readiness Awards for a Major Contractor and for an Industry Team.

"Capturing both these Materiel Readiness Awards is recognition for our efforts to support U.S. Army Aviation," said Jim O'Neill, Boeing vice president and general manager of Integrated Logistics. "Our support programs are designed to produce readiness results for our customers, and these results have been outstanding."

Boeing received the Major Contractor award for the readiness provided by the company's AH-64D Apache Performance-Based Logistics team and the Boeing Chinook Interim Contractor Support team, both parts of Boeing Rotorcraft Support.

The AAAA's Materiel Readiness Award for an Industry Team, Group or Special Unit went to the Boeing CH-47 Interim Contractor Support team. Over the past year, this team has supported the Army's CH-47F Cargo Helicopter Program Management Office and Chinook Combat Aviation brigades through support at the Boeing Aircraft Modification Center in Millville, N.J., and 10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, N.Y., via embedded field service representatives, and through logistics support representatives and asset managers providing components and materials anywhere in the world.

The Aircraft Modification Center at Millville received a separate award from the U.S. Army Cargo Helicopter Project Office at the symposium for the team's modification of 31 CH-47F Chinooks in 2010.

Boeing Rotorcraft Support is a subdivision of Integrated Logistics, a division of the Boeing Global Services & Support  business. It includes AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, H-46 Sea Knight and V-22 Osprey support programs as well as United Kingdom Rotorcraft Support and Ground Forces Support Solutions. It provides tailored, innovative solutions that maximize global readiness for customers around the world.

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