Elbit Systems Supply KC-135 Stratotanker to Boeing
12:00 AM, July 21, 2011
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced that its subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LP, has been awarded a three- year contract by The Boeing Company to supply Inboard Flap Assemblies for the KC-135 Stratotanker. The contract is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems. The KC-135 is a 4-engine military aircraft and the predominant United States Air Force tanker aircraft flying today. Located on the trailing edge of an aircraft's wing, Inboard Flaps are lowered to increase lift, allowing the aircraft to fly at a lower airspeed for take-off and landing. For several years, M7 Aerospace has been supplying sheet metal details, machine parts, spoilers and other assemblies to Boeing-BDS for KC-135, CH-47, C-130, V-22 and other legacy airframes. Elbit Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer, Raanan Horowitz, commented, "Elbit Systems of America is pleased to provide continued support to The Boeing Company and produce an integral piece of the KC-135 through the leading manufacturing capabilities of our recently acquired subsidiary, M7 Aerospace."