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Media Advisory: Aurora Flight Sciences Achieves UTC Supplier Gold

June 8, 2011 - Columbus, MS

On June 10, 2011 AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES will be recognized by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as a UTC Gold Supplier. UTC Supplier Gold was established to acknowledge suppliers' superior operational performance. Aurora Flight Sciences will be the 14th Sikorsky supplier to achieve this milestone which acknowledges best-in-class performance in quality, delivery, lean, and customer satisfaction.

Supplier Gold is Sikorsky's highest recognition for outstanding supplier quality, delivery and customer service. Based on United Technologies Corporation's Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) methods, the Supplier Gold program was launched in 2007 to improve the operating performance of Sikorsky and its key suppliers.

"Receiving Sikorsky's Supplier Gold status is a tremendous honor for Aurora and our employees," said John Langford, Aurora's CEO and President. "It recognizes our commitment to producing quality products, delivering them on time, and providing our customers with outstanding service."

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES Manufacturing/Final Assembly
200 Aurora Way Columbus, MS 39701 Tel: (662) 328-8227 Fax: (662) 328-8971

Award presentation to Aurora Flight Sciences recognized by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

June 10, 2011 at 0800. Presentation will take place at 0830. Media should arrive NLT 0755.

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES Manufacturing/Final Assembly Facility
200 Aurora Way Columbus, MS 39701 Tel: (662) 328-8227

About Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our web site at

Patricia Woodside
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