VANCOUVER , Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (AVP on the Toronto Stock Exchange) (the Company) is pleased to announce the completion of a new arrangement with Industry Canada's Industrial Technologies Office (ITO).
A royalty agreement between ITO and the Company has been restructured to allow for the deferral of principal and interest payments to April 30, 2012 thereby providing the Company with increased cash flow. ITO has worked with the Company to strengthen its financial position by tailoring its agreement in response to the current financial situation of the Company.
About the Industrial Technologies Office (ITO)
The Industrial Technologies Office, a Special Operating Agency of Industry Canada, manages projects contracted through the Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) program. TPC had a mandate to provide funding support for strategic research and development (R&D), and demonstration projects that produced economic, social and environmental benefits to Canadians.
The TPC R&D program was geared to pre-competitive projects across a wide spectrum of technological development, including environmental technologies, life sciences, information and communications technologies and advanced manufacturing. TPC was closed to new applications in December 2006 , but existing projects are continuing.
Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including Boeing, Bombardier, and Cessna. With more than 50 years of experience, 483 skilled employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities, Avcorp offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower-cost, light-weight, strong, reliable structures. Avcorp is a Canadian public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).
Forward Looking Statements
This management discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited financial statements. Certain statements in this report and other oral and written statements made by the Company from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following: (a) the ability of the Company to renegotiate its debt agreements under which it is in default; (b) the extent to which the Company is able to achieve savings from its restructuring plans; (c) uncertainty in estimating the amount and timing of restructuring charges and related costs; (d) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (e) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of the Company or the Company's customers or suppliers; (f) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (g) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (h) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (i) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (j) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (k) the occurrence of further downturns in customer markets to which the Company products are sold or supplied or where the Company offers financing; (l) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (m) the Company's ability to offset, through cost reductions, raw material price increases and pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; (n) the availability and cost of insurance; (o) the Company's ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; (p) the Company's access to debt financing at competitive rates; and (q) uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves tailored to address such contingencies.
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