LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has won two Worker Safety Excellence Awards from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) for its commitment to improving the health and safety of its employees.
The company's Integrated Systems sector was recognized for having the lowest injury and illness rate in the Aircraft Manufacturing category. The company's Electronics Systems sector was similarly honored in the Aerospace Components category. The AIA cited Northrop Grumman's low workplace injury and illness rates as well as its positive safety program elements.
"All of you should be very proud of your accomplishments," said Marion Blakey, AIA president and chief executive officer, after recognizing the winners at an AIA Board of Governors meeting in November. "And our entire industry should be proud of a truly enviable track record on worker safety."
"Winning this award reflects the commitment of our employees to maintain a safe and healthy workplace," said Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector. "Continually improving our safety programs is clearly a 'win-win' proposition for the company and the work force."
"At Northrop Grumman, we are focused on maintaining a safe work environment and continually encouraging safe work practices both on and off the job," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "Every employee should be very proud of this prestigious team safety achievement."
Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector employs nearly 13,000 people at operating sites in El Segundo, Calif. (also the headquarters), Bethpage, N.Y.; Hollywood, Md.; Melbourne, Fla.; Moss Point, Miss.; New Town, N.D.; Palmdale, Calif., and San Diego.
The sector's major programs include manned aircraft systems such as the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (as a principal subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Corporation) and F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler (as a principal subcontractor to The Boeing Company). Unmanned aircraft systems include the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-8 Fire Scout, X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System and Broad Area Maritime Surveillance system.
Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, based in Baltimore, Md., employs approximately 21,000 people at numerous engineering and manufacturing facilities across the U.S. as well as overseas.
The sector is a leading developer, manufacturer and integrator of a variety of advanced electronic and maritime systems for U.S. and international customers for national security and non-defense applications. Systems include high performance sensors and intelligence processing and navigation systems operating in all environments from undersea to outer space. Applications include airborne surveillance, space sensing, biochemical detection, intelligence fusing and analysis, aircraft fire control, electronic countermeasures, navigation systems and marine and naval systems.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
CONTACT: Jim Hart Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems (310) 331-3616 firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Martin, Jr. Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems (410) 765-4441 email@example.com