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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Carlisle Interconnect Signs Airbus Contracts

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies signed two long-term supply agreements with Airbus last month, the company announced. Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Under the first agreement, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies will supply airframe wire and cable to Airbus. The company said this culminates a multi‐year qualification effort by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies to gain approval for all Airbus production aircraft. Production is
expected to start immediately with first deliveries beginning in March. Carlisle will manufacture the Airbus airframe wire in its St. Augustine, Fla., facility.

Under the second agreement ECS, which was acquired by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies last year, will supply ARINC 600 trays for all Airbus aircraft. The trays are designed and manufactured at ECS's Franklin, Wis., facility.

"Both contracts represent significant expansion of our presence in the European aerospace market. We are extremely excited to be chosen by Airbus to participate in both the wire and tray business. Airbus is a strategic customer for Carlisle and we look forward to working with them for years to come,” said Carlisle Interconnect Technologies President John Berlin.

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