Sikorsky Aircraft Set to Open New Engineering Center in Fort Worth Region

    STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft
 will open a new engineering center in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2007 to support
 the company's growing U.S. government, commercial, and aftermarket
 business. Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, Conn., is a subsidiary of
 United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX).
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO )
     The new 25,000 square foot facility located at First Command Plaza will
 be staffed with 100 or more experienced aerospace professionals drawn
 mostly from the Fort Worth-Dallas area. Upcoming job fairs are set to begin
 in January.
     Particular skill sets required include dynamic system design and
 analysis, avionic systems integration, and aircraft handling qualities. The
 facility will duplicate the IT hardware found in Sikorsky's main facilities
 in Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Fla. This will allow the Fort Worth
 Engineering Center to operate real-time and seamlessly with these and other
 Sikorsky facilities.
     "Sikorsky is on pace to meet our plan of doubling revenues over the
 five year period between 2003-2008. The Fort Worth region is rich with
 experienced aerospace professionals who could make immediate and
 long-lasting contributions to some of the aerospace industry's most
 exciting development programs," said Mark Miller, Sikorsky vice president,
 engineering.
     Current production programs at Sikorsky include the BLACK HAWK and
 Naval Hawk helicopters for the U.S. government and international customers,
 and the S-76(R) and S-92(TM) helicopters for civil customers. Development
 programs include the CH-53K for the US Marine Corps, the CH-148 Cyclone for
 the Canadian Maritime program, the new S-76D(TM) helicopter, BLACK HAWK and
 Naval Hawk upgrades, and the X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator.
     Within the past year, Sikorsky has hired nearly 600 new engineers for
 its Connecticut and Florida operations and opened a new engineering center
 in Huntsville, Ala. The company has also opened engineering design centers
 staffed by third-party engineering service providers in Indiana, Kentucky
 and Montana.
     In the coming weeks Sikorsky will post employment information and
 schedules for upcoming job fairs for engineers and skilled aerospace
 professionals in the Fort Worth-Dallas area at http://sikorskycareers.com.
     Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in helicopter design,
 manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX), of
 Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and
 support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
     This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning
 potential production and sale of helicopters. Actual results may differ
 materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
 uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in government
 procurement priorities and practices, budget plans or availability of
 funding or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design,
 development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as
 other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed
 from time to time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and
 Exchange Commission filings.
 
 

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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