VOL. 9 September ISSUE YEAR 2008


in Vol. 9 - September Issue - Year 2008
Sonaca NMF Canada Of Mirabel - Financial Results And Commercial Activities In Growth

Mirabel, July 8, 2008 – Sonaca NMF Canada net earnings amounted to $2,3 million in 2007 compared to a gain of $1,9 million in the previous year. Total revenue reached $37 million, representing an increase of 6% over 2006. These results reflect the increasing rate of output for all existing programs and the addition of new programs, namely Bombardier`s CRJ1000.

Sonaca NMF Canada manufactures wing panels for the regional and business jet markets as well as structural parts for the civil aviation industry. The company’s major customers are Bombardier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Embraer and Israel Aircraft Industries. Named «Enterprise of the year in 2007» by the Quebec Aerospace Association (A.Q.A), Sonaca NMF Canada is increasingly active in the Canadian Aerospace sector and is directly involved in the development of Aéro Montréal, a public-private partnership dedicated to the growth of the Greater Montreal Aerospace cluster.

Since 2003, Sonaca NMF Canada has restructured its operations and restored its financial structure maintaining a constant growth of its commercial activities while increasing its profitability.
«Sonaca NMF Canada is proud of its financial results for 2007 in spite of the very unfavourable context of the US dollar exchange rate. The $17 million investment in the increase and the modernization of our Mirabel plant and the addition of 75 employees, announced last October, will allow us to maintain our leader`s position in the manufacturing and the assembly of wings panels and parts for the world aircraft industry.» according to Philippe Hoste, Chief Executive Officer at Sonaca NMF Canada.

Sonaca NMF Canada will be present at the Farnborough International Airshow in England which takes place from July 14 to the 20th both at the Quebec /A.Q.A  Pavilion and at the Sonaca Group kiosk.

About Sonaca NMF Canada

Sonaca NMF Canada is a subsidiary of the Sonaca Group of Belgium. The company manufactures aerospace structures for the civil aviation industry. Its core business involves the development, forming and assembly of wing panels for regional and business jet markets. Sonaca NMF Canada’s clients are the most important manufactures of regional and business jets in the world. Sonaca NMF is located in Mirabel, Quebec, where it employs 265 people.

About Sonaca S.A

SONACA S.A. is an aerospace construction company located in Gosselies, in the south of Belgium. It is the parent company of a group of companies located in Brazil, Canada and the United States. The SONACA Group employs more than 2,500 people around the world.
SONACA´s core business is the development, manufacturing, assembly and test of aerospace structures and their associated subsystems. Thanks to its involvement in civil contracts for AIRBUS, EMBRAER, GROB, DASSAULT AVIATION, BOMBARDIER and IAI/GULFSTREAM, and in both military and space programs, SONACA is now recognized worldwide for its know-how and active participation in the development of new technologies.

For Information:
Philippe Hoste, Chief Executive Officer
Sonaca NMF Canada
Tel. +1.450.434 6114 Ext: 700
Fax +1.450.434 5658
E-mail: philippe.hoste@sonacanmf.com