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Boeing, ESG partner for the German Heavy Lift Helicopter Competition

ESG joins Boeing’s H-47 Chinook Germany Industry Team - Agreement includes in-service support and lifecycle services.

Boeing and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH today announced a teaming agreement during the Rotorcraft Forum that will support the H-47 Chinook offering to Germany’s STH (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber) heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreement includes in-service support and various lifecycle services.

With this partnership, Boeing is expanding its in-service support network and leveraging ESG’s expertise in providing innovative and highly complex solutions to the German armed forces, including logistics service solutions, which are locally focused and will add efficiency, reliability and technology to the overall STH solution. ESG will join the Boeing network of highly skilled industry team members to support the STH throughout its lifecycle.

"We are convinced that we can make valuable contributions to ensuring the future operation of the H-47 Chinook in the Bundeswehr and we are looking forward to working with Boeing," said Kai Horten, managing director of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, on the occasion of the signing ceremony.

Michael Hostetter, vice president Boeing Defense, Space & Security Germany, added: "ESG, builds on more than 50 years of experience in partnering with the German Armed Forces and we’re pleased to have ESG as a partner of the H-47 Chinook Germany Industry Team. We are building a strong team that will provide sustainment and maintenance of the Chinook over the next 40-50 years. This ensures additional capabilities, value and local expertise to the highly efficient platform and logistics solution, while maintaining the reliability and low-risk approach that is the hallmark of the Chinook program."

Boeing’s industrial plan will provide the German government with a local long-term support and training solution that includes aircraft maintenance, aircrew and technical training, research, development and technology solutions, and communication and mission systems integration.

“With the Chinook Germany Industry Team, Boeing provides opportunities for German industry to join Boeing’s global supplier network,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president, Boeing Germany. “Boeing continues to grow the scope of work of its extensive German supply base across Boeing’s commercial, defense, space, security, and services businesses.”

Boeing is focused on providing a low risk, proven and reliable solution to the customer on time and at a very competitive cost. The Boeing H-47 Chinook is the world’s most modern, relevant and affordable heavy-lift helicopter. With more than 950 aircraft in 20 countries including 8 NATO customers, theChinook will provide immediate worldwide interoperability at the lowest operating and acquisition costs through 2065 and beyond. Boeing and its German industry team stand ready to support the requirements of the Bundeswehr and the men and women in uniform that will be flying and maintaining the aircraft for decades to come.
Through its Global Services business, Boeing provides aerospace services to more than 350 European customers and is expanding its services portfolio in the region by increasing local maintenance and support partnerships and improving the availability of components for international operators.

About ESG
ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for five decades, with a current turnover of 300 million EUR. With more than 2000 employees, the ESG Group encompasses the brands ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, CYOSS and ESG MOBILITY. In Germany and internationally, these people provide products and services for customers from government authorities, the fields of defence and public security and industry. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Parts 21J/G and 145. As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customized solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key competencies. Technology transfer between markets is what makes a significant contribution to our customers' added value.

Ulrich-Joachim Müller, Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (89) 92161-2850


About Boeing Germany
Boeing is a strong contributor to the German economy with 1000 employees at 12 locations throughout Germany and sustains many thousands additional jobs in Germany through its supply chain and other activities. Boeing and its supply-chain partners spend almost $1.3 billion a year with its established network of suppliers located across Germany. Boeing works together with many more sub-tier and German-owned suppliers worldwide. Germany is a key market for Boeing to invest in research and technology partnerships. Boeing has established two research sites in Germany, the Research & Technology Office in Munich and the Digital Solutions & Analytics Lab Frankfurt and invests in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects with German industry, universities and research organizations.

Beatrice Bracklo, Boeing Germany
Office: +49 (30) 77377106
Mobile: +49 17241125525
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