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16/02/2007 -- Great Aerotech Motor News

Press Release by AeroTech Consumer Aerospace
Friday, February 16, 2007

CEDAR CITY, Utah USA — AeroTech is pleased to announce the successful completion of the conformity tests according to European Directive 93/15/EEC on the full 'classic' line of AeroTech model and high-power
single-use and RMS™ reloadable rocket motors.

AeroTech rocket motor products have met or exceeded all of these standards for safety and reliability in use and transport as set forth by the United Nations and European Directives.

While CE markings are not yet required in many European countries, and their current local regulations may continue for some time, this is a major breakthrough for those countries where Directive 93/15/EEC has already been adopted and an important step for the future.

With this CE marking, the entire AeroTech rocket motor product line may be legally sold within the whole European Community.

AeroTech would like to thank its European distributor SpaceTec LLC, Mr. Juerg Thuering and Mr. Stefan Wimmer for all the work done over the past years in liaison with local authorities as they pursued this approval.

The CE approval is yet another achievement in AeroTech's continuing effort to expand the availability of safe, legal and easy to use products for the hobby and educational rocketry community.

For information and specifications on the full line of AeroTech rocket motors and kits, visit the AeroTech website http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com

AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is a division of RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc., Cedar City, UT.

EARS Comment

This is great news for UK Rocketeers. The last time we saw Aerotech Motors commercially available was in October 2001 when Aerotech suffered the tragic fatal fire at their Las Vegas manufacturing facility. 2003 saw the enforcement of the EU legislation which required all motors to be CE marked. It has been a long wait and a long road for both Aerotech, who moved their whole manufacturing operation to Utah, and those working on getting the motors approved.

We at EARS would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone involved in making these motors available once more. We very much look forward to seeing AT motors flying at future EARS events!

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