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BALL CORPORATION SELECTED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS FOR AIRLINK SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNAS

 MUNCIE, Ind., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) AIRLINK satellite communication high-gain antenna subsystem was selected by British Airways for its fleet of 30 Boeing 777 aircraft.
 The Ball AIRLINK antenna will be integrated with the Collins Avionics SATCOM 906 system consisting of the satellite data unit, high power amplifer and RF unit. The system will be capable of providing worldwide multi-channel voice and data communications for flight crew and passengers over land or sea. The system provides applications for telephone, facsimile and personal computer use.
 Ball AIRLINK satcom antennas have been chosen by airlines throughout the world, including Air Canada, Air France, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Canadian Air, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Lauda Air, Lufthansa, Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
 Ball Corporation is a manufacturing company with principal interests in packaging products sold to customers in the food and beverage industries. The company also provides aerospace systems products and professional services and industrial products to government and commercial customers. The company reported 1991 sales of $2.3 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Wilks of Ball Corporation, 317-747-6165 or 317-282-6198 after hours/
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