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Ducommun Incorporated announces $100 million contract for the tailcone and fuselage doors on Embraer's new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced that its Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. (DAS) subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the tailcone and fuselage doors on Embraer's recently announced Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets. The DAS contract is valued in excess of $100 million at currently anticipated build rates. These assemblies will be manufactured at Ducommun's facilities in Southern California, Kansas, and Mexico. Ducommun's manufacturing teams are working closely with Embraer's engineering group to develop related tooling and manufacturing processes.

Embraer is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, currently producing the ERJ 145 family of regional jets and the EMBRAER 170/190 family of commercial jets – the E-Jets, with around 1,500 aircraft delivered since 1996, worldwide. The Company is also one of the main business jet players in the world, with a portfolio of six aircraft, including the new midlight Legacy 450 and the midsize Legacy 500, with ranges of 2,300 and 3,000 nautical miles, respectively.

Joseph C. Berenato, chairman and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, "We are pleased to win another contract on the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, which combines our established manufacturing expertise with our growing design engineering capabilities. This contract win reinforces Embraer's confidence in our broadened skill set including design engineering, higher level assembly and component manufacturing. Finally, this win aligns with our strategy of enhancing our capabilities in order to become more important to our key customers."

Press release issued by Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. on June 17, 2009


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Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. Airframer
Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. Metal Structures, Engine Baffles, Helicopter Rotors, Fairings, Fuselage Sections, Engine Inlets, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Exhaust Systems, Aircraft Doors, Helicopter Assemblies, Empennages, Aircraft Flooring, Turbine Engine Blades, Chemical Milling, Wing Spoilers, Design Services


 Related aircraft programs:
Embraer Legacy 450/500


 Related directory sectors:
Airframe Assemblies

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