BAY SHORE, N.Y. – Air Industries Group (NYSE American: AIRI), an integrated Tier 1 manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for mission-critical aerospace and defense applications, and a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, today announced that its Sterling Engineering Corporation (Sterling) subsidiary has received two contracts totaling approximately $3.2 million.
Sterling Engineering has been awarded two contracts for engine components used in the F-135 jet engine that powers the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Significantly, delivery against these contracts will begin in early 2024 boosting near term revenues.
Mr. Lou Melluzzo, CEO of Air Industries, commented: “These awards continue what has been a very strong increase in business at Sterling Engineering. During the two months ended November 30th, Sterling’s firm 18-Month Backlog increased by nearly $5.1 million or 43% from its backlog at September 30th. Sterling recently completed its first quarter in many years with revenue above $2.0 million. The increase in backlog, together with these new contracts confirm Sterling’s ability to increase its revenue and return to profitability.”
ABOUT AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP
Air Industries Group (NYSE American: AIRI) is an integrated manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for leading aerospace and defense prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers. The Company is a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers, a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers, and a Prime Contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, and is highly regarded for its expertise in designing and manufacturing parts and assemblies that are vital for flight safety and performance.
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