MARKET DEEPING, U.K. – May 25, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has

achieved Gold Standard accreditation by Investors in People (IiP) for the third time since 2010. This award puts Park Air Systems among the top 14 percent of accredited businesses in the U.K. whose people management standards and policies are exemplary.

IiP encourages and certifies best practices in people management and staff training with a rigorous assessment of an organisation’s performance. It is an internationally recognized standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the IiP framework of continuous improvement, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.

“We’d like to congratulate Park Air Systems,” said Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People. “Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Park Air should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

IiP assessors interviewed the Park Air Systems management team and employees, and produced a comprehensive report identifying the company’s strengths, and opportunities for improvement. IiP praised the company for its clear vision, social responsibility, fair and effective recruitment, and reward and recognition programme. The work-life balance that the company provides to its staff was particularly singled out.

“The IiP Gold Standard is proof that our investments are being made in the right places,” said Danny Milligan, managing director, Park Air Systems. “We are pleased to have achieved the Gold Standard for a further three years and during this time we will work hard to improve our systems even more, using the ‘Plan, Do and Review’ approach.“

“The IiP Gold Standard puts us right up there among the best 3 percent of companies worldwide,” added Stephanie Skelton, human resources manager at Park Air Systems. “We hope that this award will greatly assist jobseekers in their decision-making.”

Northrop Grumman’s Park Air Systems supplies communication systems for airspace operations worldwide Park Air radios can be found in airports in 200 countries around the world.

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