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September 1, 2010 at 4:30 PM EDT

AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call

MONROVIA, Calif., Sep 1, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (Nasdaq:AVAV) today announced it will host a conference call and live audio webcast to review its first quarter fiscal 2011 results after the market closes on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.

Hosting the call to review results for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2010, will be Timothy E. Conver, chief executive officer, Jikun Kim, chief financial officer, and Steven A. Gitlin, vice president of investor relations.

Conference Call Event Summary

  Date:                                                 September 8, 2010
  Time:                                                 1:30 PM PT

  Listen via Internet: http://investor.avinc.com/

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted): http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=43846&k=3B82DE45

  Toll-free:            (877) 561-2749
  International:        (678) 809-1029

Investors with Internet access may listen to the live audio webcast via the Investors section of the AeroVironment, Inc. website, http://investor.avinc.com. Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations page of the Company's website, at http://investor.avinc.com.

A digital replay of the call will be available on Wednesday, September 8, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time through Wednesday, September 15, at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Dial (800) 642-1687 and enter the passcode 95687069. International callers should dial (706) 645-9291 and enter the same passcode number to access the digital replay.

About AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)

AV is a technology company that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's battery-powered, hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. AV's electric transportation solutions include electric vehicle (EV) home charging, public charging and fast charging systems for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets. More information about AV is available at www.avinc.com.

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SOURCE: AeroVironment, Inc.

CONTACT:  AeroVironment
Steven Gitlin, Vice President of Investor Relations
626-357-9983 ext. 245

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