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Triumph Group Selected to Provide Bell Helicopter 429 Transmission

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2009-- Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) today announced that its gear systems operations, located in Park City, Utah and Macomb, Michigan, have been awarded a multi-year supply agreement by Bell Helicopter to provide the main transmission assembly for the 429 helicopter. The scope of the agreement includes manufacturing, assembly/integration and testing of the transmission, as well as the design and engineering of the test equipment. The supply agreement is for a period of five years with five one-year contract extension options and has an estimated value in excess of $363 million over the next ten years.

Richard C. Ill, Triumph’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are extremely pleased that Bell Helicopter chose Triumph to be a strategic supplier to this program. We believe Triumph’s experience in providing cost effective solutions, our capacity to integrate complex bills of material and our commitment to meet or exceed stringent quality control requirements enabled us to win this business. We view this award as a significant milestone in our excellent relationship with Bell Helicopter and look forward to supporting this program.”

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls aircraft components and accessories. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

More information about Triumph can be found on the Internet at

Statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements under the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including estimates of contract value. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could affect the company’s actual results and could cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the company. Further information regarding the important factors that could cause actual results to differ from projected results can be found in Triumph’s reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.

Source: Triumph Group, Inc.

Triumph Group, Inc.
Sheila Spagnolo
Vice President

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