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Loud Engineering & Manufacturing Enters Into a Formal Agreement with Rocketplane Global, Inc. to Provide the Integrated Landing Gear System for the Rocketplane XP Vehicle.

September 18, 2007

Loud Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc., a CIRCOR Aerospace company, has entered into a formal agreement with Rocketplane Global to provide the integrated landing gear system, including the powerpack (self contained hydraulic system), extension/retraction system, brake system, brake control and monitoring systems, as well as the landing gear structure, wheels, tires, and brakes.

Dave Faulkner, Program Manager of Rocketplane Global said, “The team at Loud Engineering & Manufacturing helped us all along the way as we explored different landing gear concepts and in the end provided us with a solution that meets all of our program requirements. We are very excited to have them on our team, given their extensive experience in the industry supplying OEM landing gear systems for many very successful aircraft.”

About Rocketplane Global

Rocketplane Global, Inc. was formed in 2001 to develop, build, and operate vehicles to serve the suborbital space tourism market. Since 2004, Rocketplane has been developing the Rocketplane XP, a four-seat vehicle powered by two jet engines and one rocket engine. The vehicle will be able to reach 100km above the earth while providing passengers with more than three minutes of weightlessness and a view of the earth previously only available to astronauts. For more information, please visit their website,

About Loud Engineering and CIRCOR Aerospace

Loud Engineering & Manufacturing is a CIRCOR Aerospace company located in Ontario, California and is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of landing gear and actuation systems for the aerospace and defense markets.

About CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc.

CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc. (CAI) is a CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group company located in Corona, California, and is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control systems and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CAI provides a full range of check, relief and electro-mechanically actuated valves, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems.

CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products group is headquartered in Corona, California.

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