ROSELAND, N.J., Feb. 27 // -- Curtiss-Wright
Corporation (NYSE: CW) has been selected by The Boeing Co. to provide its
Advanced Smoke Detection System for the cargo compartments on the 747-8
Passenger and Freighter airplanes.
The system consists of Curtiss-Wright's newest and most advanced smoke
detectors together with an electronic controller that monitors the detectors
and alerts the aircraft crew in the unlikely event of fire in the aircraft
cargo compartments. The system, one of the most sophisticated in the industry,
was designed and developed by Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment, a
leading supplier of aircraft fire detection systems. The company will supply
this system from its Irwindale, California operation and will start delivery
"This award demonstrates our superior product performance in flight-
critical sensor systems and personifies the Curtiss-Wright tradition of
innovation in the aerospace industry," said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Curtiss-Wright is
proud to enhance our long-term business relationship with Boeing on this
exciting new program."
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in
Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls
products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides metal
treatment services. The firm employs approximately 6,300 people worldwide.
More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found on the Internet at
About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the
motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing
facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-
based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and
services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more
information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.