HOLLYWOOD, Fla. and MIAMI, March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) today announced that two of its subsidiaries supplied mission critical flight hardware on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.  The Dawn spacecraft became the first mission in history to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet when it orbited Ceres on Friday, March 6, 2015.

HEICO's Sierra Microwave Technology subsidiary supplied X band communication transmitter input and output Isolators for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Labs (APL).  Based in Georgetown, Texas, Sierra Microwave is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-reliability, mission-critical microwave components for spacecraft.

Also, HEICO's 3D PLUS subsidiary supplied 2Gb SDRAM and 4Gb NAND FLASH memory modules to JPL.  Buc, France-based 3D PLUS is a leading supplier of high-reliability, mission-critical memory modules and system-in-package modules for spacecraft.

Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with Co-Presidents, Eric A. Mendelson and Victor H. Mendelson, remarked, "We congratulate NASA, JPL and APL on another successful and remarkable mission.  HEICO subsidiaries have supplied, and will continue to supply products that help enable demanding missions like Dawn."  They continued, "Sierra Microwave's and 3D PLUS's Team Members have again demonstrated their companies' great technical prowess." HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of certain niche aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics products.  HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers.  For more information about HEICO, please visit our web site at http://www.heico.com.
CONTACT: Victor H. Mendelson (305) 374-1745 ext. 7590

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