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Curtiss-Wright Wins Boeing 747-400SF Conversion Program

May 09, 2005

ROSELAND, N.J., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW; CW.B) has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide cargo compartment smoke detectors as part of Boeing's program to convert its existing 747-400 passenger aircraft to freighters.

The smoke detectors sense smoke and alert the aircraft crew in the unlikely event of fire in the aircraft cargo compartment. Curtiss-Wright, through its Motion Control segment Curtiss-Wright Controls, is a leading supplier of aircraft fire detection and suppression systems. The company will supply the cargo compartment smoke detectors from its integrated sensing operations in Irwindale, CA.

Martin R. Benante, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Curtiss-Wright, commented, "This long-term agreement demonstrates our superior product performance in flight critical sensor systems and further enhances our long standing relationship with Boeing. We look forward to providing state-of-the-art technologies to our customers and continuing the Curtiss-Wright heritage of innovation in the aerospace industry."

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 5,800 people worldwide. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found on the Internet at

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW; CW.B). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, embedded computers, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the continued relationships with an existing customer. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.

SOURCE Curtiss-Wright Corporation

CONTACT: Alexandra M. Deignan of Curtiss-Wright Corporation,

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