Author Archives: UTC aero

Maritime Helicopter Support Company Breaks Ground on Navy’s MH-60R Helicopter Maintenance Facilities

The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo) — a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company — today broke ground to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters. Once completed in early 2015, the two buildings, totaling more than 11,400 square meters (120,000 square feet), will house as many as 120 personnel with the knowledge and ability to keep the fleet in peak flight readiness during its estimated 30-year lifespan.

 

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26 March 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to Explore Potential for Support of the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further explore Sikorsky’s potential participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute, scheduled to open in September. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), made the announcement during the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair here in Santiago.

 

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25 March 2014

Tigerair Selects PurePower® Engines for New Airbus Aircraft

Tigerair selected Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 37 firm A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2018. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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24 March 2014

Sikorsky and Turkey Sign BLACK HAWK Helicopter Licensing and Manufacturing Agreements

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International BLACK HAWK helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters for Sikorsky.

 

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4 March 2014

Sikorsky Introduces S-92® Flight Calculator Application iPad Function Streamlines Helicopter Performance Calculations

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the launch of the company’s first iPad flight calculator application for Sikorsky’s commercial S-92® helicopter platform. Known as iFly Sikorsky™, the application replicates common performance calculations described in the S-92 Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM). A similar application for the S-76™ aircraft fleet is currently in development. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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26 February 2014

Summit Aviation Named Customer Support Center for Sikorsky S-76® Legacy Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the signing of an agreement that names Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup company based in Middletown, Del., as an authorized Customer Support Center (CSC) for Sikorsky’s S-76® legacy helicopters. Summit Aviation will offer complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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26 February 2014