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UNC AVIATION SERVICES WINS NAVAL AIR TRAINING COMMAND CONTRACT

 ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- UNC Incorporated (NYSE: UNC) announced today that its UNC Aviation Services division has been awarded the contract to provide all organizational and intermediate-level maintenance for designated aircraft under the U.S. Naval Air Training Command.
 The fixed-price contract runs for one year with four one-year options. The value of this contract in its first year is approximately $49 million; the potential five-year total value of the contract is approximately $178 million.
 The contract, awarded by the Naval Aviation Depot Operations Center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., calls for organizational and intermediate-level maintenance for the Naval Air Training Command's T-2C Buckeye II primary jet trainer and TA-4J Skyhawk advanced jet trainer aircraft. In addition, support will be provided to all the Naval Air Training Command aircraft and other selected operational aircraft, including the Navy's Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Team, as well as related support equipment. The contract services will be provided at four sites including Naval Air Stations at Meridian, Miss.; Kingsville, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Pensacola, Fla. The company expects the contract will employ approximately 1,000 people.
 "With this award, the Naval Air Training Command has recognized the value of the services UNC provided on our previous T-2C and intermediate maintenance contracts," said Dan A. Colussy, president and chief executive officer of UNC Inc. "This contract expands our former role, making UNC Aviation Services the Naval Air Training Command's largest contractor."
 UNC Aviation Services, of Annapolis, Md., currently provides aviation training and maintenance contract services to military and commercial customers worldwide. With the addition of this contract, UNC Aviation Services employs approximately 2,000 people and has contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force.
 UNC Aviation Services is a division of UNC Incorporated, a diversified aviation company based in Annapolis. UNC, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is engaged in the manufacturing and remanufacturing of jet engine and aircraft components; the overhaul of aircraft accessories and aircraft engines; the refurbishment and overhaul of helicopters; and in providing aircraft maintenance and pilot training services.
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 /CONTACT: Richard H. Lange, vice president, general counsel and secretary of UNC, 410-266-7333/
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