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BOEING EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH ROCKWELL ON 747 AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

 TULSA, Okla., Nov. 20 ~PRNewswire~ -- Rockwell International Corp.'s (NYSE: ROK) North American Aircraft unit here has extended its contract with Boeing Commercial Airplane Group (BCAG) for additional shipsets of structure for Boeing's 747 aircraft, W.P. Swiech, Rockwell-Tulsa vice president and general manager, confirmed.
 The contract extension is valued in excess of $600 million.
 To date, 974 shipsets have been delivered to Boeing (NYSE: BA) by Rockwell. Each shipset includes two major bulkheads, a pressure floor, torque box, aft keel beam, body panels, entry doors and fixed leading edges for the wings. Currently, five shipsets are produced per month.
 "Rockwell is in its 26th year as a major subcontractor to Boeing, providing about 15,000 pounds of structure for every 747 flying or in production," Swiech said. "This latest follow-on contract recognizes Tulsa's history of cost, quality and schedule performance on the program."
 In 1991, Rockwell received the President's Award for Excellence from BCAG for outstanding quality, cost and schedule performance.
 "Boeing has announced orders for 1,184 of the 747 models and expects to sell 747s well into the 21st century. We want to be part of that business," Swiech said.
 The 747 is a versatile, tough airplane that has evolved to meet changing market needs through technology improvements in electronics, structure and more fuel-efficient engines.
 Rockwell International is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its aerospace, electronics, automotive and graphics businesses.
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 ~CONTACT: David Blankenship of Rockwell, 918-835-3111~
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