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LUCAS PLANS STRONG PRESENCE AT PARIS 1993

 RESTON, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas will have a major presence at the 1993 Paris Air Show (June 10-20) with an exciting display of products and technologies that will be shown on Stand number D9 in Hall 2.
 Many of the systems which demonstrate the core technologies of Lucas will be shown in a simulated real-life environment. An example of this approach is in flight control and actuation systems, where Lucas capabilities are demonstrated in a large, 16-foot long wing, beneath which there is a working representation of the Lucas systems that are contained within the wing and tail. A control console will allow the operator to "fly" the model in take-off and landing cycles showing flaps, slats, spoilers, aileron and thrust reverser operation.
 A new product on display for the first time at an aerospace exhibition is a light-weight cryogenic cooler that Lucas has developed in conjunction with Lockheed for use in space applications. These new coolers are being supplied to a number of agencies including NASA Goddard Space Center and the European Space Agency. They offer significant weigh reductions of 95 percent when compared with existing systems that are cooled by large storage tanks containing helium and which can weigh as much as 1,507 lbs.
 Another major item will be a full-scale model aircraft engine which will display engine management systems developed by Lucas. These include a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), fuel pumps and metering units, an engine-mounted accessory drive gearbox and a working thrust reverser actuation system.
 A new and important working model and one designed especially for use at Paris, is an aircraft on-board cargo handling system. Lucas is the world's main supplier of these systems which are fitted in many international commercial aircraft such as the Airbus A300, A330, and A340, the Boeing 747 and 767, the Lockheed L-1011, and the McDonnell Douglas DC10 and MD-11.
 Commercial applications of Lucas' defense electronics technology will be featured in the simulated demonstration of Direction Finding systems used for the evaluation and location of communications signals. This display will be complemented by a V-SAT communications system developed for use with a satellite antenna for high-speed data transmission and point-to-point applications in video teleconference, rural telephony and local area network interconnections.
 A new business on the stand is Lucas Electronics, which was recently established to integrate the electronic activities of the Lucas companies into one operation. Items on display will illustrate the high technology that is used in the production of electronic components, where recently Lucas adapted an automotive fuel control system and applied it to a Rolls-Royce Tay aeroengine, with a reduction in cost of some 50 percent when compared with existing aerospace fuel management systems. It is in developments of this kind that this new business will be specializing.
 To complement the extensive display of systems and equipment, a discussion facility on the stand will provide such potential customers


as airline operators, with the opportunity to talk in detail about the worldwide repair and overhaul facilities offered by Lucas through its major customer service centers in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
 Finally, the company has a test and assembly operation which designs fuel system test equipment and related items for the aerospace industry. This particular expertise will be covered by graphic panels.
 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 -- an international organization serving the aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4.4 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Renate Zelko-Myles of Lucas Aerospace, 703-264-2387/


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