Héroux-Devtek obtains multi-year contract from Boeing to manufacture the H-47 Chinook helicopter landing gear

Héroux-Devtek obtains multi-year contract from Boeing to manufacture the H-47 
Chinook helicopter landing gear 
LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX) a 
leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that its 
Landing Gear products operations have been awarded a multi-year contract from 
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to manufacture the landing gear for the H-47 
Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter. 
Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will fabricate the landing 
gear for all Chinook aircraft destined to the U.S. Army. Landing gear 
deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first half of calendar 2014 and will 
be spread out over a five-year period. Current program expectations call for 
the delivery of 155 aircraft to the U.S. Army over the contracted period. The 
contract also includes options, exercisable at Boeing's discretion, to 
fabricate the landing gear for up to 150 additional aircraft over the same 
This new long-term contract is the third agreement actively involving 
Héroux-Devtek on the H-47 program. The first announcement, in September 2009, 
was in regards to the fabrication, assembly, testing and delivery of the 
landing gear for H-47F aircraft delivered to customers outside the United 
States, including the CH-147, as it is known for the Canadian Forces. The 
second agreement, announced in September 2012, was for a license allowing the 
Corporation to offer its services to fabricate replacement parts and carry out 
repair and overhaul services for the landing gear of all Chinook variants. 
"Héroux-Devtek is proud to have been selected to carry out this significant 
mandate which further increases our reach on the H-47 program," said Gilles 
Labbé, President and CEO of Héroux-Devtek. "This additional contract firmly 
positions Héroux-Devtek as the leading landing gear supplier on this 
important and longstanding program. We are delighted that Boeing recognizes 
our capability to manufacture high-quality, complete landing gear assemblies, 
while also showing full confidence in our ability to efficiently respond 
should options be exercised." 
The H-47F Chinook is a multi-mission, medium-to-heavy-lift transport 
helicopter. Its primary mission is to move troops, artillery, ammunition, 
fuel, water, barrier materials, supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Its 
secondary missions include medical evacuation, disaster relief, search and 
rescue, aircraft recovery, fire fighting, parachute drops, heavy construction 
and civil development. The family of Chinook aircraft has been in U.S. Army 
service since 1962. In addition, Chinooks are operated or have been selected 
by nearly 20 international defense forces. 
Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX) is a Canadian company specializing in the 
design, development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of landing gear 
systems and components for the Aerospace market. The Corporation is the third 
largest landing gear company in the world, supplying both the commercial and 
military sectors of the Aerospace market with new landing gear systems and 
components, as well as aftermarket products and services. Approximately 70% of 
the Corporation's sales are outside Canada, mainly in the United States. The 
Corporation's head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with facilities in 
the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Laval and St-Hubert); Kitchener and 
Toronto, Ontario; as well as Springfield and Cleveland, Ohio. 
Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may 
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the 
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions 
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of 
future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other 
considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer 
demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures 
exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a 
result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected 
From: Héroux-Devtek Inc. Gilles Labbé President and Chief Executive Officer 
Tel.: (450) 679-3330 
Contact: MaisonBrison Martin Goulet, CFA Tel.: (514) 731-0000 
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