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Triumph Group Selected to Develop Key Hardware on New Sikorsky CH-53K Aircraft

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2009-- Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that its Seattle-based engineering group has been awarded a series of contracts by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to develop systems and critical components for the CH-53K helicopter that Sikorsky is developing for the U.S. Marine Corps. The CH-53K is being designed to provide the U.S. Marines with enhanced heavy-lift capability. The scope of the agreements includes the development of the Blade Fold System, the Blade Damper and the Rotor Brake Module. The development contract is expected to be completed in 2012 and will initially involve several Triumph Group companies. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Richard C. Ill, Triumph’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased that Sikorsky Aircraft chose Triumph to assist in the development of this important aircraft. We believe Triumph’s experience in providing state of the art, innovative and practical systems solutions enabled us to win this important business. We view this award as a significant milestone in our excellent relationship with Sikorsky and look forward to supporting this program and our Marines.”

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 http://www.triumphgroup.com.

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. 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
610-251-1000
sspagnolo@triumphgroup.com

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