SOURCE: Era Corporation

February 06, 2007 12:18 ET

Rannoch Corporation Changes Company Name to Era Corporation

New Corporate Brand Reflects Vision for Next-Generation Surveillance

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Following a series of strategic acquisitions, Rannoch Corporation has officially changed its name to Era Corporation.

On October 26, 2006, Rannoch Corporation acquired ERA a.s. to join forces in establishing one company with the shared goal of leading the world in multilateration and ADS-B surveillance technologies.

On December 12, 2006, Rannoch acquired BAE's TAMIS group to offer its customers a solution that delivers the most accurate flight-tracking data with the most powerful analytical tools for flight and noise analysis.

Today, the combined company is working together as one, firmly focused on the excellence of its products and the success of its customers.

"We are clearly a stronger company with more resources, clear market leadership, and an improved ability to offer the best technology and solutions available in the air traffic control, military & homeland security and airport operations markets," said Dave Ellison, Era President and CEO. "Our company now emerges as a global leader, as ONE team with a singular identity and passion for leading the world into a new era of surveillance -- in other words, to a world beyond radar."

On Thursday, February 8, in Pardubice, Czech Republic, Era's Board of Directors and management team will be joined by the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, along with representatives from the Czech government, Ministry of Defence, Pardubice government and the Czech ANS to celebrate the successful transatlantic partnership created with the new combined company.

From February 13 to 15, Era will serve as a premier sponsor at ATC Maastricht, the world's most important and highly attended conference on air traffic management. Era's Board of Director's member, Don Antonucci, has been invited to speak on the conference panel on next-generation ATC solutions, and VP Global Sales Russell Hulstrom has been invited to present a paper on the validation of ADS-B position data.

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About Era

Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight-tracking solutions for the air traffic control, military, homeland security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high performance, high reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic control, and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era systems are providing high performance, high reliability surveillance with hundreds of operational sensors covering the airspace of over 20 different countries around the world. Era's investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation have resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era, formerly Rannoch Corporation, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Pardubice, Czech Republic.

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