ODENSE, Denmark, July 14, 2009 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and IFAD TS A/S, a Danish leader in aviation simulation and networked training products, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities to support F/A-18E/F Super Hornet training systems facility requirements.
Boeing, a leader in delivering global training solutions, has provided F/A-18 training for more than 20 years. Under this MOU, the IFAD and Boeing engineering teams will pursue opportunities to work together to enhance Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) computer technology within Denmarkâ€™s Super Hornet training facility should Denmark select the Super Hornet in its New Combat Aircraft competition. The two companies may also pursue opportunities in continuing support and enhancement of Super Hornet training systems for the Royal Danish Air Force.
The MOU signing took place at IFAD headquarters in Odense, attended by representatives from both companies.
â€œThis alliance can ensure that future mission-critical hardware and software used to train aircrews in support of Denmarkâ€™s tactical fighter jets will be the latest and most advanced there is,â€ said IFAD CEO Benny Mortensen. â€œCollaborating to explore new methods to upgrade possible Royal Danish Air Force Super Hornet LAN and WAN computer systems with modern platforms can also strengthen Denmarkâ€™s defense-based aviation training network.â€
Boeing Northern Europe President Jan NÃ¤rlinge said the Boeing and IFAD collaboration is based on more than a decade of partnership and is the latest step in a growing relationship between Boeing and Danish industry.
â€œWeâ€™ve partnered with IFAD on past competitions and projects, and we share strong visions of the future of aviation training,â€ NÃ¤rlinge said. â€œCombining Boeingâ€™s customer focus and program management expertise with IFADâ€™s ability to produce state-of-the-art mission-critical software and support networks creates a win-win situation.â€
IFAD, established in 1986, is a 100-percent Danish-owned company.