Kelly Aviation Center Receives Important AS9110 Certification

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., 12/14/2009 --

Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin Corporation, earned AS9110 certification. The certification puts Kelly Aviation Center in a select group of organizations that go well beyond basic AS9100 standards to include additional safety, reliability and airworthiness requirements for both military and commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.

AS9110 certification will be especially important to Kelly Aviation Center as the company continues to penetrate the international commercial market.

"The AS9110 certification elevates our quality management system to the global standard and clearly demonstrates Kelly's commitment to deliver quality products and services to our customers," said Chuck Artymovich, vice president and general manager of Kelly Aviation Center.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. is a center of excellence for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul for both military and commercial aircraft, including state-of-the-art engine testing and field service support. Kelly Aviation Center is AS9110 certified as well as FAA and EASA certified for the CF6-50 engine.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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