06/30/2010

CAT Delivers Modified Aircraft Early

Commuter Air Technology, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, reported delivery of a modified Beechcraft 200 aircraft to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) two weeks ahead of the proposed delivery schedule.

Commuter Air Technology (CAT), a company specializing in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) modifications, training, and special operations support, had been awarded a commercial contract to install a CAT developed ISR pod on the B200 aircraft by GA-ASI. Working in concert with Valair Aviation, also an AGC company, the team was able to complete delivery ahead of schedule. GA-ASI will use the modified aircraft as an ISR sensor test bed in its San Diego, Calif. location.

“We focus on delivering a quality product on time, and if we can deliver ahead of schedule, we will,” commented Darryl Wilkerson, president of Commuter Air Technology and the AGC Integrated Defense Group. “This early delivery is a perfect example of the synergy created within the AGC Integrated Defense Group.”

All CAT pods – used in both commercial and military applications to increase cargo space, maximize cabin room, or improve aircraft ISR capabilities through the installation and integration of radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), or electro-optical infra-red (EO/IR) equipment – have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the King Air Beechcraft family of aircraft.

About Commuter Air Technology
CAT focuses on delivery of certified aircraft and aircraft modifications, including high-performance and flight characteristics enhancements, commuter and high-density passenger systems, military and special missions systems and support, corporate reconfigurations, and cargo conversions. In addition to innovative performance enhancements, the company offers a range of services that include consultation, engineering, and program management. CAT operates within the Integrated Defense Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

AGC Aerospace & Defense is a leader in supplying technologies, systems, and services that support key commercial and military programs. Operating in multiple locations across the globe, capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications.

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