Northrop Grumman aircraft systems repair facility achieves European Aviation Safety Agency certification

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., 11 Dec. 2012. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Part 145 certification to Northrop Grumman Corp.'s (NYSE:NOC) aircraft systems repair station in Rolling Meadows, Ill.  

"We understand the importance of keeping critical systems in top condition and doing so affordably," says Carl Smith, vice president of infrared countermeasures for Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems division. "This EASA Part 145 certification will allow us to extend our award-winning service to customers who operate aircraft registered in Europe."

The company's repair station, established in 2009 to meet regulatory requirements for customers operating aircraft under civil aviation rules, services Northrop Grumman's infrared countermeasures systems.

EASA Part 145 Repair Station Certification regulates the standards for qualifying as a repair station and the maintenance requirements for aircraft.

The repair station also holds Part 145 certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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