CHC Orders 12 Sikorsky S-92(R) Helicopters

    STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
 announced today that CHC Helicopter Corp. has signed a contract for 12
 S-92(R) helicopters. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United
 Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX).
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     The S-92 helicopters will be used primarily to fulfill offshore
 transportation requirements in all corners of the world, but may also be
 used in the commercial Search and Rescue (SAR) role.
     "CHC has had success with Sikorsky helicopters and just recently flew
 the maiden mission of a dedicated-Search and Rescue S-92 helicopter, on
 behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency," said Sylvain Allard,
 President and CEO of CHC. "We are delighted to continue our strong
 relationship by placing this multiple S-92 helicopter order. These aircraft
 will be used around the globe in CHC's expanding marketplace."
     CHC won the interim contract to supply aircraft to the MCA from 2007 to
 2012.
     "The S-92 helicopter is a tough aircraft designed to handle tough
 missions, and Sikorsky is proud to bring this reliable and safe aircraft to
 CHC," said Stephen B. Estill, Sikorsky Vice President and Chief Marketing
 Officer.
     Delivery of the S-92 helicopters is expected to begin in 2009.
     The S-92 has established a leading position in the offshore oil
 industry and fills a variety of other missions including search and rescue,
 VIP and head of state transport. It was the world's first helicopter
 certified to the latest and most rigorous safety standards of both the U.S.
 Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety
 Agency/Joint Aviation Authorities.
     Of the approximately 38 aircraft now in service, about half are flying
 100 or more hours per month.
     Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, USA, is a
 world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. The company's
 mission statement reflects its long commitment to safety and innovation:
 "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere...every
 time(TM)." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA,
 provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to
 the aerospace and building systems industries.
 
 

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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