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Monday, June 23, 2008

Goodrich to Sponsor 40th Rotor & Wing Helicopter Heroism Award

Sharon Valencik

June 23, 2008 Rockville, MD Rotor & Wing magazine, published by Access Intelligence LLC announced today that Goodrich Corporation will sponsor the 40th Helicopter Heroism Award, as part of the 2008 Search and Rescue Summit to be held at the Sheraton in Reston, Virginia on September 18th.

The Rotor & Wing Search and Rescue Summit is a full-day conference for Search and Rescue (SAR) professionals from the public service, military and private sectors to provide unique perspectives and lessons-learned from their SAR operations, and provides the venue for the luncheon ceremony honoring this years award recipients. The Helicopter Heroism Award is the longest running and most respected such award in the rotorcraft industry. And in this 40th anniversary year, the award ceremony will also honor the heroism exhibited throughout the various rotorcraft communities, with awards presented in the public service, military and private/corporate/commercial operations categories.

Randy Jones, publisher of Rotor & Wing magazine, comments “We are proud to have Goodrich join us as the launch sponsor of the Helicopter Heroism Award for this 40th anniversary year. The 40 years of winners listed on this trophy may not be household names, but the Goodrich team immediately understood that the actions of these individuals are the stuff upon which this entire industry has been built, and recognized the importance and value of associating their people and their brand with this award and these heroes.”

"It's truly a privilege for Goodrich to sponsor an award honoring those who put themselves in harm's way to help others," said Pablo Ocasio, Goodrich Rotorcraft Business Development Director. "Their courage, their willingness to make a personal sacrifice, and their actions humble all of us," he continued. Goodrich Corporation is a global supplier of products, systems and aftermarket services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.

For more information, to submit nominations, register for the event, or to become a sponsor, please visit www.SearchandRescueSummit.com.

Contact: Randy Jones (972) 713-9612  rjones@accessintel.com
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