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ALLISON, SAAB, SIKORSKY RECOGNIZE LUCAS FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

 RESTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas' Power Equipment facility in Aurora, Ohio, has received a perfect quality rating of 100 percent from Allison Gas Turbine Division, General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) of Indianapolis, based on their performance during the calendar year 1992. This achievement is the result of a great effort put forth by the employees at Lucas Power Equipment supporting the Saab 2000 contract. The rating gives the company Certified Supplier status which authorizes Lucas Power Equipment quality engineers to certify that Saab 2000 hardware shipped to Allison has met all appropriate drawing requirements and specifications. Additionally, Saab Aircraft of Linkoping, Sweden, has directly named Lucas Power Equipment as a Designated Manufacturer Inspection Representative which gives them the authority to represent the FAA for source inspection.
 Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., has also recognized the Lucas facility for superior performance by giving them a Superior Total Quality Supplier Rating for the 12 month period ending Feb. 28, 1993. Lucas Power Equipment supplies the DC electrical systems and AC electrical systems for the auxiliary power units for Sikorsky's S-76 helicopter program.
 Power Equipment is part of the international group of businesses that comprise Lucas Aircraft Systems which, in addition to its electric power generation capabilities, designs, develops and manufactures equipment and systems for ice protection, missile casings and actuation, cockpit and cabin windows and cargo handling systems.
 Lucas aerospace businesses are leading suppliers of aerospace systems and equipment with annual sales of $1.2 billion and operating facilities across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The businesses are part of Lucas Industries plc, a leading international supplier of advanced technology systems, components and services to the world's aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4.5 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Renate Zelko-Myles of Lucas Aerospace, 703-264-2387/
 (GM)


CO: Lucas Aerospace; Allison Gas Turbine Division, General Motors
 Corp.; Saab Aircraft; Sikorsky Aircraft ST: Virginia, Indiana, Ohio IN: ARO SU:


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