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Chinook for the German Armed Forces: Boeing awards ESG ESOH-analysis contract 

Boeing [NYSE:BA] has commissioned ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH to conduct an analysis of the extensive ground support equipment for the 60 CH-47F Block II Chinook heavy-lift helicopters ordered by the German Armed Forces. The so-called ESOH analysis (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health) evaluates the environmental compatibility of the material, safety and health protection of the machines and tools used for operation, maintenance and repair. The contract marks an important milestone on the way to introducing Germany's new heavy-lift helicopter into the Bundeswehr.

Furthermore, the new contract underlines the long-standing and trusting cooperation between Boeing and ESG. ESG is the first partner of the German Chinook industrial team to receive a corresponding order from Boeing. "Even though the procurement of the future CH-47F Chinook fleet is a government business, it has always been clear to us that the German security and defense industry must be actively involved in the program from the very beginning," said Dr. Michael Haidinger, President, Boeing Germany. "With ESG and our other German industry partners, we will ensure maximum operational capability for the Bundeswehr for decades to come."

The collaboration between Boeing and ESG marks the beginning of the development of a robust local infrastructure in Herzberg (Brandenburg) to support the German Chinook fleet. "With the ESOH analysis, we are creating an important basis for the successful introduction and utilization of the CH-47F Chinook - we are thus moving into the concrete implementation of this pioneering project. At the same time, it once again demonstrates the wide range of our services as a reliable partner to the German Armed Forces and industry," says Katja Ziegler, Managing Director of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH.

Together with other partners of the German Chinook industrial team ESG will drive forward the next important steps of the STH program with Boeing. "We are very excited about the contract award to ESG, which is a significant step forward," said Conner Chavez, Director, Boeing Global Services Germany. "With ESG and our other German partners, we are setting the course for a future where innovation, sustainability and local value creation go hand in hand with the requirements of the Bundeswehr."

Boeing's German industrial team combines decades of experience in the operation of heavy transport helicopters. The companies have been familiar with the maintenance and repair of the Bundeswehr's current CH-53G fleet for decades. This important experience will enable a smooth transition to the CH-47F Chinook and allow the requirements of the German Air Force to be optimally supported.

Find out more about the multi-role capabilities of the CH-47F Block II Chinook at: boeing.de/chinook

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Ulrich-Joachim Müller, Head of Corporate Communications, ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH
+49 (89) 92161-2850

Roger Gilles, Leiter Kommunikation, Boeing Deutschland (DACH), Zentral- & Osteuropa 
+49 (30) 77 3 77 106

About ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH: ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration, operation and in-service support of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for more than five decades. In Germany and internationally, ESG provides products and services for customers from government authorities, the fields of defence, public security and industry. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J, EASA Part 21G and EASA Part 145. As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customised 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. Since April 2024 ESG is part of the HENSOLDT Group.

About Boeing Germany: As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial aircraft, defence and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing has been a committed partner to the German aerospace industry for many decades. In Germany, Boeing employs more than 1,000 direct employees and supports many thousands of highly skilled jobs through an established network of partners and suppliers. With 11 locations throughout Germany, Boeing invests in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects, universities, research institutions and other partners in the German aerospace industry. In this way, Boeing contributes to regional value creation and technology development in the industry.