CPI Aero’s Total 2013 New Contract Awards Exceeded $122 Million,
up 50% from 2012
January 6, 2014
Edgewood, NY – CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that in 2013 it received record new business awards from all customers totaling approximately $122.3 million. This total surpasses the previous record of $83.6 million established in 2011 and compares to $81.6 million in awards received in 2012.
The 2013 amount includes an order received during the 4th quarter that will be publicly announced pending final approval of the press release by the customer. Edward J. Fred, CEO and President of CPI Aero stated, “We anticipated ending 2013 with a surge in new awards, particularly from our national security customers as the headwinds created by the defense budget and the sequester eased a bit. We ended 2013 with more than $39 million in new awards during the fourth quarter, the majority of which were related to follow-on orders for our A-10 and E-2D programs.”
About CPI Aero
CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft OEMs or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. CPI also is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, program management, supply chain management, and MRO services. Among the key national security programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK® helicopter, the MH-53/CH-53 variant helicopters, the F-16 fighter aircraft, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, the AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the DB-110 reconnaissance pod and the ALMDS mine detecting pod. In the commercial aviation market CPI Aero manufactures products for the Gulfstream G650 ultra-large cabin business jet, the HondaJet advanced light jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 business jet, the new Cessna Citation X+, and the S-92® helicopter. CPI Aero is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.
The above statements include forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are described from time to time in CPI Aero’s SEC reports, including CPI Aero’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013.
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