Northrop Grumman's Aircraft Systems Repair Facility Achieves European Aviation Safety Agency Certification New certification allows the repair station to service equipment for civil aircraft registered in Europe

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) aircraft systems repair station in Rolling Meadows has been granted Part 145 certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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The company's repair station was established to meet regulatory requirements for customers operating aircraft under civil aviation rules. Opened in 2009, the station services Northrop Grumman's infrared countermeasures systems. EASA Part 145 Repair Station Certification regulates the standards for qualifying as a repair station and the maintenance requirements for aircraft. "We understand the importance of keeping critical systems in top condition and doing so affordably," said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems division. "This EASA Part 145 certification will allow us to extend our award-winning service to customers who operate aircraft registered in Europe."

The repair station also holds Part 145 certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has been awarded the FAA's Diamond Award for Excellence for two consecutive years. The station was also recognized by the National Air Transport Association with two consecutive Five Star Awards for its dedication to aviation maintenance technician training.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation



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