26 April 2004

Smiths Congratulates Boeing on 7E7 launch

Smiths Group has congratulated Boeing on todays announcement of the formal launch of the 7E7 passenger jet, following ANA (All Nippon Airlines) firm order of 50 7E7 airplanes.

In February, Smiths was selected by Boeing to provide the highly advanced Common Core System for the 7E7 Dreamliner, confirming Smiths Aerospace as a key tier 1 supplier/partner with Boeing for their next family of commercial airplanes. Smiths estimates potential future sales of these computer systems to be worth in excess of $1bn.

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