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CIRCOR Aerospace Selects HCL Technologies as Strategic Partner for Engineering and IT Services

October 6, 2008

Orlando, FL (NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention) October 6, 2008: HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), India’s leading global IT services company, today announced a strategic partnership with CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., an industry leader focused on the design, development and manufacture of fluid controls, landing gear and actuation systems for aerospace and defense applications. HCL will provide product R&D, IT and engineering services to CIRCOR from its global delivery centers, including utilizing a team based out of HCL’s new delivery center in North Carolina. The strategic relationship with HCL will widen the skills available to the CIRCOR engineering team, enabling the company to continue providing innovative technical solutions to complex problems. Furthermore, collaboration with HCL will improve responsiveness, increase customer service to 24/7 availability and accelerate solution turnaround times for CIRCOR. "Global collaboration is key to staying competitive in this dynamic industry," said Scott Kunkler, Director of Engineering at CIRCOR Aerospace. "HCL offers value-added engineering and IT transformation services that enable us to focus on our mission of providing high end value centric solutions and services for critical aerospace and defense applications." "This contract further reflects the growing need for global partners with both offshore and on-shore capabilities," said Ramesh Pillai, HCL’s Head of Aerospace Practice. "As a pioneer and leader in aerospace global sourcing, we’re confident our relationship will continue to grow as CIRCOR reaps the benefits of our strategic engagement." HCL is the first Indian IT solutions provider to obtain AS 9100 certification, a testimony to the company’s quality and aerospace domain expertise. HCL’s aerospace business currently includes more than 40 aerospace clients, including five leading aerospace companies and seven of the top 10 avionics companies, as well as airframe manufacturers, system integrators and Tier 1 suppliers. The aerospace transformation services in engineering and IT offered by HCL’s aerospace practice encompass integrated product engineering, product testing, low volume manufacturing, engineering applications, packaged application services and custom applications. HCL has been an engineering partner with all the major new commercial aircraft programs in the past decade. HCL has the largest dedicated aerospace practice in India, with more than 2,500 domain professionals with expertise in avionics-specific programming languages, methodologies, tools, operating systems, compilers and standards. HCL is also the only Indian company in the aerospace industry offering innovative risk-share based commercial models.

About CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc.

CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc. (CAI) is a CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group company located in Corona, California, and is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control systems and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CAI provides a full range of check, relief and electro-mechanically actuated valves, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems.

CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products group is headquartered in Corona, California.

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