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GEC-MARCONI INFLIGHT SYSTEMS TO ANNOUNCE $100-MILLION CONTRACT WITH UNITED AIRLINES

 GEC-MARCONI INFLIGHT SYSTEMS TO ANNOUNCE $100-MILLION CONTRACT
 WITH UNITED AIRLINES
 GEC-Marconi InFlight Systems Inc. (GMIS), a company located in Bellevue, Wash., will announce a $100-million contract with United Airlines (NYSE: UAL)(UAL) to provide its fleet of international Boeing aircraft with interactive video systems located at each seat. Except for engines and airframes, this is the largest order in United Airlines history. Officials of GMIS and UAL will be present.
 WHAT: Announcement and explanation of the UAL order with GMIS.


There will be demonstrations of the system offering excellent photo opportunities. Food and beverage will be served.
 WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25
 WHERE: Museum of Flight
 Second Floor, south end (follow signs)
 9404 East Marginal Way South
 Tukwila (Boeing Field), Wash.
 WHO: Robert Ernst, director, Onboard Service Planning, United


Airlines, will speak about the selection of GMIS and the benefits to United's passengers.
 William R. Kopp, president of GMIS, will discuss the contract. He will also tell how this new Seattle-area company was able to win over existing suppliers using new concepts and advanced technology.
 CONTACT: Kelli Amico of The Rockey Co., 206-646-3010, for GEC-Marconi InFlight Systems.
 -0- 8/24/92
 (UAL) CO: GEC-Marconi InFlight Systems; United Airlines ST: Washington IN: CPR SU:


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