TAT Technologies Has Signed a Manufacturing Contract With Embraer Defense and Security for the New KC-390 Pre-Coolers

Jul 11, 2012, 07:23 ET from TAT Technologies

GEDERA, Israel, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: TATT) today announced that it has been awarded, for the fourth time during the past 3 years, a contract by Embraer, one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial aircraft, to be responsible for the design, manufacture, integration, testing, supply, and product support for the Pre-Cooler to be incorporated into the new KC-390 aircraft being developed by Embraer which TAT anticipates will enter service in 2016. In 2009, TAT was awarded contracts by Embraer to supply the Pack Back-Up Heat Exchanger and Pre-cooler Heat Exchanger for the Legacy 450 midlight & Legacy 500 midsize, new executive jets being developed by Embraer. TAT was previously awarded a contract by Embraer to provide the Pre-Cooler to the Phenom 300 light business jet.

Assuming the successful development and marketing of the new aircraft, TAT estimates the revenues from this new contract at approximately $4 million over a ten year period with revenues commencing some time in 2016. In addition, TAT estimates that the product could, in the future, generate significant additional aftermarket and support revenues. TAT will incur certain developmental expenses within its ongoing operation over the next two years in connection with the development of the product.

TAT's President and CEO, Mr. Itsik Maaravi, remarked that "We are proud of our relationship with Embraer. This signed contract with Embraer Defense and Security is a significant achievement for the company and demonstrates TAT's continuing ability to support Embraer with Turn Key Solutions. It furthers TAT's strategy - to be one of the world's leading designers and manufacturer of Heat Management solutions and products. This contract significantly adds to TAT's market position, recognition and further firms the relationship between TAT & EMBRAER".

About TAT Technologies LTD

TAT Technologies LTD is a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries.

TAT operates under four segments:  (i) Original Equipment Manufacturing or "OEM" of Heat Management Solutions (ii) OEM of Electric Motion Systems (iii) Heat Transfer Services and Products and (iv) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or "MRO" services of Aviation Components.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Heat Management Solutions primarily include the design, development, manufacture and sale of (i) a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; (ii) environmental control and cooling systems on board aircraft and for ground applications; and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily include the design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical motor applications for airborne and ground systems.

TAT's activities in the area of Heat Transfer Services and Products include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and in a lesser extent, the manufacturing of certain heat transfer products. TAT's Limco subsidiary operates FAA certified repair station, which provides heat transfer MRO services and products for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

TAT's activities in the area of MRO services for Aviation Components include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of APUs, Landing Gear and other aircraft components. TAT's Piedmont subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

TAT also holds approximately 30% of the equity of First Aviation Services, a world-wide distributor of products and services to the aerospace industry and a one-stop-shop for MRO services (wheels, breaks, propellers and landing gear) for the General Aviation Industry.

TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is 972-8-862-8500.

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Contact: Mr. Yaron Shalem CFO TAT Technologies. Tel: 972-8-8268500 yarons@tat-technologies.com  

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