Solutia's Skydrol PE-5 Aviation Hydraulic Fluid Achieves Full Approval from Boeing

ST. LOUIS August 10, 2010 -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that Boeing, one of the world’s largest commercial airframe manufacturers, has granted full approval for use of Skydrol PE-5 hydraulic fluid in all its prior and current aircraft. “Skydrol PE-5 is a state of the art fluid that not only meets the needs of Boeing’s current airplanes but also meets Boeing’s demanding requirements for its next generation aircraft,” said Solutia’s Richard Altice, Vice President of Commercial Services, Technical Specialties.

Skydrol PE-5 hydraulic fluid, a patented formulation, is now approved and listed in the Boeing Material Specifications and Qualified Products Lists as a Type V Fluid in DMSQPL2014, and Type V Grades A and C in BMS3-11N. Solutia’s Vice President of Business Management, Technical Specialties, Greta Senn, added, “I am so proud of our global Skydrol team. Together, the team has invented a ground-breaking new aviation hydraulic fluid, demonstrated successful manufacturing capability and undergone exhaustive flight service testing. The fact that Skydrol PE-5 has now achieved full approval by one of the world’s leading airframe manufacturers is a testament to the strength of our team and our product.”

Solutia is a world leader in aviation hydraulic fluids, providing over 60 years of excellence in technical support, customer service, performance and innovation. For more information on Skydrol, call 1-800-426-2463 or visit