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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

IMP Aerospace announces new contract

Canada NewsWire

HALIFAX, June 21

HALIFAX, June 21 /CNW/ - IMP Aerospace announced today that installation work has commenced on the life-extension modification of ten Canadian CP-140 Aurora Aircraft to have their Outer Wings, Lower Centre Wing and the Horizontal Stabilizers replaced with new structural components supplied by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for the Canadian Department of National Defence. This life-extension program is known as the Aurora Service Life Extension Project (ASLEP) and will extend the CP-140 Aurora structural life well beyond 2025.

This multi million dollar program will employ a team of approximately 100 personnel distributed between IMP Aerospace, Halifax Stanfield International Airport; IMP Aerospace Avionics, Hammonds Plains; and IMP Aerospace Components, Amherst.

David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace, stated, "This contract to extend the service life of the Aurora ensures critical aerospace jobs are developed and retained in Nova Scotia. IMP is developing a world recognized centre of excellence for re-winging these long range patrol aircraft."

IMP Aerospace, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, employs 1,800 people and is a wholly-owned division of IMP Group International Inc., providing a wide spectrum of engineering and manufacturing services to the global aerospace industry.

IMP Group International Inc. is focused on global sustainable growth, with 3,700 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, industrial marine, information technology, hospitality and property development.

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