Availability Rates for Sikorsky S-92® Offshore Fleet Top 90% for Three Years in a Row

Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter achieved an average availability rate of 96% for the offshore oil operators’ fleet during the month of April, demonstrating a trend over the last few years that the aircraft are increasingly reliable for customers worldwide. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The S-92 offshore fleet has flown more than 290,000 flight hours, with 83 aircraft in the offshore mission. The April 2011 milestone in offshore aircraft availability was reached after a steady increase in aircraft availability from 92% in 2009 to 94% in 2010.

“It is clear that the S-92 helicopter continues to operate at high levels of performance and capability,” said David Adler, president, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS). “Sikorsky places a high value on providing exemplary customer service, and it is the combination of capability, service and customer insight with which they fly and maintain the aircraft.”

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