Bell Boeing Receives Order for New and Upgraded CV-22 Training Devices

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 31, 2011 – The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter – Textron [NYSE: TXT], and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], has received a $34 million order from the U.S. Air Force for three new CV-22 training devices and upgrades to three existing devices.

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Progress 44 accident and its consequences for Space Station

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An unpiloted ISS Progress resupply vehicle approaches the International Space Station, bringing the COLAIS experiment’s ERNObox control computer as well 2.6 tons of food, fuel, oxygen, propellant and supplies for the Expedition 23 crew members aboard the station. Progress 37 docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) on May 1, 2010, after a three-day flight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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31 August 2011
The six astronauts on the International Space Station are safe and continuing their normal work after the loss of their space-bound cargo craft on 24 August.

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ORBITAL RECEIVES FAA COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH LICENSE FOR TAURUS II COTS DEMONSTRATION MISSION

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— Company Secures Required Authorization to Conduct Launch After Extensive
Technical and Management Review —

(Dulles, VA 31 August 2011) — Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB),
one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced that
it received a Commercial Space Transportation Launch License from the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct the Commercial Orbital
Transportation Services (COTS) program demonstration mission in early 2012.
An expanded license covering the test flight of the company’s Taurus® II
rocket in late 2011 is expected to be granted in the near future.

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ISAF Partners With Atlantis WeatherGear

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Wednesday 31 August 2011

The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce that Atlantis WeatherGear has been selected as the ISAF Race Officials Clothing Supplier. It is a partnership that will see Atlantis supplying ISAF’s race official team with a range of clothing and accessories for the next four years.

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Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended July 31, 2011

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Aug. 31, 2011) – Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B)

(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.)

— Consolidated revenues of $4.7 billion, compared to $4 billion last
fiscal year
— EBIT of $296 million, or 6.2% of revenues, compared to $249 million, or
6.2%, last fiscal year
— Net income of $211 million, compared to $138 million last fiscal year
— Earnings per share of $0.12, compared to $0.07 last fiscal year
— Free cash flow usage of $1.1 billion, compared to a usage of $562
million last fiscal year
— Cash position of $3.2 billion, compared to $4.2 billion as at January
31, 2011
— Strong backlog of $56.9 billion, compared to $52.7 billion as at January
31, 2011
— Signature of 43 firm orders for the CSeries family of aircraft for a
total value of $2.8 billion, based on list prices
— Renewal of BA and BT’s letter of credit and the revolving credit
facilities at improved conditions

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Bell Boeing Receives Order for New and Upgraded CV-22 Training Devices

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Osprey trainers to be delivered to 3 US Air Force sites

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 31, 2011 — The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter – Textron [NYSE: TXT], has received a $34 million order from the U.S. Air Force for three new CV-22 training devices and an upgrade to an existing device.

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Bell 407 Vision and Lighting Accessory Kits Now Available Through Aeronautical Accessories

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PINEY FLATS, TENN. (August 31, 2011) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has received FAA approval for new vision and lighting accessory kits for Bell 407 helicopter models. The Aeronautical Accessories branded, STC certified kits are available for immediate shipment.

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