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Beaver Aerospace & Defense to Supply High-Performance Inertial Separator Actuators for the DAHER-SOCATA TBM 900 Aircraft

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11850 Mayfield, Livonia, MI, 48150, USA

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Beaver Aerospace & Defense to Supply High-Performance Inertial Separator Actuators for the DAHER-SOCATA TBM 900 Aircraft

Press release date: March 20, 2014

Beaver's custom electromechanical actuator will help the new TBM 900 achieve higher reliability and load capacity

Livonia, Michigan – Beaver Aerospace & Defense, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad-range of custom ball screws and electromechanical actuation systems, has been selected to provide high-performance inertial separator actuators for the new DAHER-SOCATA TBM 900 Aircraft. Beaver has designed, manufactured and certified the new actuator to achieve higher reliability and load capacity for the TBM 900, which is receiving numerous enhancements from the French manufacturer. The aircraft was unveiled on March 12, 2014 at a ceremony in France, and the first three aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to customers today (March 20).

The TBM 900 is a high-performance business aircraft, powered by a single Pratt & Whitney PT6 series 850 horsepower (HP) turboprop engine. Certified up to 31,000 feet, its maximum range is more than 1730 nautical miles (Nm) and its maximum speed can reach 330 knots (or 611 km/h).

"Beaver's innovative electromechanical actuators offer unmatched performance and reliability," said Ben Kearns, General Manager at Beaver Aerospace & Defense. "We are proud to partner with the engineers at DAHER-SOCATA on this exciting project."

Beaver's award-winning ball screws, electromechanical actuators, ball splines and gears can fit virtually any application, and are known throughout the industry for their reliable quality, precision and performance. Beaver is also a certified FAA Repair Station that offers expert repair, overhaul and testing services for all electromechanical actuators and ball screws. In addition, Beaver is the industry leader in customer satisfaction, with a 99+% track record for on-time delivery.

For more information on Beaver Aerospace & Defense, visit www.beaver-online.com. You can also follow Beaver on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc. (www.beaver-online.com)
Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad-range of custom ball screws and actuation systems for the aerospace and defense industries. Our award-winning ball screws, electromechanical actuators, ball splines and gears can fit virtually any application, and are known throughout the industry for their reliable quality, precision and performance. Beaver is also a certified FAA Repair Station that offers expert repair, overhaul and testing services for all electromechanical actuators and ball screws. In addition, Beaver is the industry leader in customer satisfaction, with a 99+% track record for on-time delivery.

About Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) (www.psi-online.com)
Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately-held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™

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