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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract By Pilatus Aircraft Ltd For Rugged, Fully Integrated Mission Computer used in the PC-21 Trainer Aircraft program

December 18, 2012 | BY: John Wranovics

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CHARLOTTE, NC - December 18, 2012 - Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a follow-on contract from Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to provide a fully integrated open architecture-based mission computer subsystem for use in its PC-21 NextGen Trainer aircraft. Over the lifetime of this PC-21 program this contract is valued over $11 million. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Pilatus with its rugged MPMC-9350 processing subsystem. Shipments under the new contract began in October 2012, and are scheduled to continue through August 2014.

"We are very proud that Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has extended its ongoing partnership with Curtiss-Wright by selecting our fully integrated off-the-shelf subsystem technology for use in their industry-leading trainer aircraft,"said Tom Quinly, President of Curtiss-Wright Controls.

About the PC-21
The Pilatus Aircraft PC-21 is a next-generation turboprop trainer that provides an unmatched level of advanced technology, configuration flexibility, and life-cycle cost savings. With an intelligent avionics system that can be modified to suit the student pilot's phase of training, the PC-21 is significantly less costly than jet aircraft training alternatives.

About the MPMC-9350
The Curtiss-Wright MPMC-9350 provides the PC-21 aircraft with a mission computer that provides processing for pilot and co-pilot multi-function display symbology and mapping as well as radar simulation. The MPMC-9350 is a rugged integrated system solution that accommodates the highest power 3U VPX or CompactPCI cards in the embedded computing market within a 5 slot forced air enclosure. The MPMC-9350 is designed to meet the harsh environments of many military computing applications. Circuit cards installed in the system enclosure are isolated from external environmental conditions such as humidity, dust and sand.

The Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions business unit is manufacturing the products covered by this agreement at its facility in Santa Clarita, CA. The products are being shipped to Pilatus Aircraft in Stans, Switzerland.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. 

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is an innovative engineering company that provides highly engineered, critical function products, systems and services in the areas of flow control, motion control and metal treatment to the defense, energy and commercial/industrial markets. The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and manufacturing innovation along with long-standing customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

About Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd was founded in 1939 and is currently world market leader in the manufacture and sale of single-engine turboprop aircraft. It is the only Swiss company that develops and produces private and training aircraft. www.pilatus-aircraft.com

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This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss-Wright Controls' expectations of future performance of this contract, the continued relationship with a customer, the continued success of this aircraft program and the future opportunities associated with this program, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US and Foreign government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.

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Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

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