Boeing Shares Industrial Development Plan with Brazilian Industry

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, July 20, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today conducted an industry forum in São José dos Campos to share with local businesses and universities the broad spectrum of opportunities available to them as part of Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet offering in the F-X2 fighter aircraft competition.

“Boeing will provide the Brazilian Air Force with the most advanced combat aircraft to meet its operational requirements, as well as a broad array of benefits to Brazilian industry,” said Tom DeWald, Boeing Super Hornet campaign leader in Brazil. “As the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing is well positioned to deliver an industrial partnership program through robust technology transfer, research and development, and competitive work placement opportunities with Boeing and our extended network of suppliers.”

More than 100 representatives of companies, universities and industry associations joined government officials from São José dos Campos and the surrounding region at the Boeing Industry Day, which was hosted by São José dos Campos Technology Park.

“Today’s forum supports our goals to foster technological innovation, revitalize local and regional economies, improve industrial competitiveness and create new jobs,” said Jose de Mello Correa, São José dos Campos secretary of Economic Development and Science & Technology. “Conferences such as this give industry, universities and research institutions a better look at what Boeing can bring to Brazil.”

Boeing has an unmatched reputation for delivering world-class industrial partnership programs that have brought benefits valued at more than $41 billion to nearly 40 countries over the past 30 years.

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 $32 billion business with 65,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.


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