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Boeing to Showcase Rotorcraft, Training and Surveillance Solutions at Army Aviation Exposition

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 30, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the innovative and enduring capabilities of a wide array of aviation, training, support and technology solutions at the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. This year's event takes place April 1-4 in Nashville.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security will highlight aviation platforms including the AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook, A160T Hummingbird, AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter and Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System aircraft at the show. The Boeing exhibit at Booth #826 also will feature V-22 Osprey, S-100 Camcopter and ScanEagle models; interactive demonstrations including a Virtual Maintenance Trainer and an Advanced Crew Station; tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions; and integrated training and logistics solutions.

"Boeing continues to drive innovation and affordability in the development of products and services that meet our customers' expectations," said James Moran, Boeing vice president of Army Systems. "We are committed to strong support of Army Aviation and soldiers with the solutions required to fulfill mission requirements today and tomorrow."

Boeing's online press kit at www.boeing.com/bds/mediakit/2012/aaaa contains program backgrounders, executive biographies, a briefing schedule and a link to high-resolution photos. Reporters may contact the media relations representatives listed below to schedule interviews with Boeing executives at the show.

Note: All times listed below are local to Nashville (Central time).

MONDAY, April 2

1200-1230: Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS)
A160 Hummingbird Static Display, Boeing Exhibit, Booth 826

Rick Lemaster, Boeing UAS director, and Jeff Shelton, Boeing manager of UAS Business Development, provide an update on the company's UAS products as testing, modification and production continue at the Boeing facility in Mesa, Ariz.

1300-1400: AH-64D Apache
AH-64D Static Display, U.S. Army Apache Project Manager Exhibit, Booth 580

David Koopersmith, Boeing vice president of Attack Helicopter Programs; Mike Burke, Boeing director of Attack Helicopters Business Development; and Tim Sassenrath, Boeing director of Apache Worldwide Support, are joined by U.S. Army Apache Project Manager Col. Shane Openshaw to discuss the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter as it continues through Low Rate Initial Production and meets milestone objectives.

1400-1440: AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter
AH-64D Static Display, U.S. Army Apache Project Manager Exhibit, Booth 580

David Koopersmith, Boeing vice president of Attack Helicopter Programs; Mike Burke, Boeing director of Attack Helicopters Business Development; and Tim Sassenrath, Boeing director of Apache Worldwide Support, brief the media on the AH-6 rotorcraft program, including the vehicle's demonstration successes and the status of platform testing.

1500-1530: Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) Demonstration
VMT Display, Boeing Exhibit, Booth 826

Reporters have the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of the Virtual Maintenance Trainer from the viewpoint of a maintenance crew member. Larry Nakamura, Boeing Maintenance Training Devices specialist, and Dennis Hoffmann, Boeing Training Systems Business Development, discuss the benefits and applications of VMT training simulation technologies.

1530-1600: CH-47F Chinook
CH-47F Static Display, U.S. Army Cargo Project Manager Exhibit, Booth 780

Mark Ballew, Boeing director of Mobility Rotorcraft Business Development, supports a briefing by Col. Robert Marion, U.S. Army Cargo Helicopter project manager, discussing the CH-47F Chinook program's current status and recent accomplishments.

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 62,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Contact:

Stacey Holloway
Global Services & Support
Office: 314-777-6438
Mobile: 314-610-3632
stacey.r.holloway@boeing.com

Carole Thompson
Global Strike
Office: 480-891-2119
Mobile: 602-741-4802
carole.j.thompson@boeing.com

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