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Aurora Flight Sciences

April 12, 2016 13:59 ET

Aurora Receives Prestigious Sikorsky Supplier Gold Award

Sikorsky Awards Company Highest Supplier Achievement Standard for Sustained Quality and Performance

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - Aurora's Mississippi manufacturing facility has been presented with the distinguished Sikorsky Supplier Gold Award for exceptional service to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Supplier Gold is the highest designation a supplier to Sikorsky can be awarded.

"We are honored to be one of the few companies that have received this tremendous accolade for supplier excellence," said John S. Langford, Aurora Chairman and CEO. "This is a direct result of our team's focus on continuous improvement for our programs and dedication to meeting on time delivery and quality expectations."

A Sikorsky supplier since 2009, Aurora manufactures products for numerous programs including CH-53K, S-97®, MH-60R and S-92® commercial helicopter. Aurora currently produces the sonobuoy launching system for the MH-60R, and fairings, Lower Air door, Upper Clam Shell door and Slider door for the S-92® in its Mississippi facility.

"The Process Certification initiative at Aurora was cited by the Sikorsky Supply Management Organization as a Best-in-Class Supplier Gold benchmark," said Rick Walsh, Sikorsky Supplier Development manager. "This dedication to process control is the reason Aurora is so successful in providing Gold level delivery and quality performance."

Supplier Gold was awarded based on previous 12 month performance levels. Aurora's Mississippi facility continues to deliver and perform by consistently maintaining Gold-qualified metrics. In addition to this honor, Aurora was also the recipient of Sikorsky's 2015 Supplier of the Year Industrialization award presented at the company's annual Supplier Summit held in May.

About Aurora Flight Sciences:

Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced aerospace vehicles. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS; and Research and Development Centers in Cambridge, MA and Mountain View, CA. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our website at

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