ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., June 27, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received the Five Star Award from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for achieving 100 percent employee participation in a recurrent Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) training program for the company's Rolling Meadows facility Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station.

Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows FAA Certified Repair Station, a recent recipient of the FAA's Diamond Award of Excellence, began operation in May 2009 and was established to meet regulatory requirements for customers operating aircraft under civil aviation rules. The Five Star Award is the highest recognition for aviation maintenance training offered by NATA.

"Earning the Five Star Award is a concrete indication of Northrop Grumman's dedication to its AMT employees, customers and the industry in general," said James Coyne, president of NATA. "NATA has long believed in the value of education and training to aviation businesses. This value is often expressed not only in superior performance from employees, but also in customer satisfaction as a direct result of high employee morale."

"Having an FAA Certified Repair Station at our facility, along with 100 percent employee training participation, demonstrates our commitment to our customers and an understanding of their needs," said Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division.

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