Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Agreement with Harrods Aviation to Install Aircraft Modification Kits for S-76® Helicopter Operators throughout Europe

Oct 19, 2010, 13:30 ET from Sikorsky Aerospace Services

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NBAA Trade Show, 2010 -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement authorizing Harrods Aviation to install modification kits on Sikorsky S-76®  helicopters in Europe.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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"Sikorsky continues to increase its global presence, and we welcome opportunities to expand our regional aftermarket support with a quality aviation specialist like Harrods Aviation. With a high concentration of Sikorsky operators throughout the European Union, our ability to provide modifications regionally is pivotal for servicing this territory," said David Adler, president of Sikorsky Aerospace Services.

The two year agreement will facilitate SAS offering custom modifications to S-76 helicopter operators in Europe. Harrods Aviation will purchase the kits directly from Sikorsky and install the modifications in the region.  

"We are continually looking at ways to enhance the service we provide as a Sikorsky Customer Support Centre and view this agreement as the perfect way to achieve this goal.  The additional ability to provide custom modifications to our current and future S-76 operators through our London Stansted line and base maintenance facility will further enhance our position as the FBO chain of choice for the London area," according to a Harrods Aviation statement.

Harrods Aviation has a wide-ranging aircraft maintenance and engineering capability with services available at both London Luton and London Stansted locations and a Farnborough-based engine shop.  Stansted enjoys both fixed- and rotary-wing capability with Luton offering solely fixed-wing services.  Harrods Aviation is also the largest London-based fixed base operation (FBO) chain offering high quality services synonymous with the Harrods name.  Harrods Aviation offers full ground handling and operational services, VIP passenger and crew facilities, fuelling and hangarage at both London locations.  Please visit our website www.harrodsaviation.com for more details.

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support.  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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