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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

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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Sikorsky’s MATRIX™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Matrix™ Technology autonomy research program has progressed to the second phase of flight test activities with the installation of advanced sensors that will allow the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to conduct real-time perception work. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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MILESTONE AVIATION GROUP SIGNS CONTRACT WITH SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION TO PURCHASE EIGHT ADDITIONAL S-92® HELICOPTERS

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that Milestone has increased its S-92 order book by eight units. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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25 February 2014

Sikorsky Recognizes AAR for Outstanding S-92® Aircraft Service in Afghanistan

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that AAR Airlift’s S-92® program achieved record flying hours and reliability in 2013. Operating at a maintenance readiness rate exceeding 90 percent, AAR’s two S-92 aircraft achieved 3,800 combined block flight hours in the harsh Afghanistan environment, a 1,000-hour increase from 2012. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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Sikorsky Announces S-76D™ Aircraft Entry Into Service Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its Entry Into Service program for the S-76D™ line of aircraft. The S-76D Entry into Service program includes customer training, service, support and focused customer communication, as well as the tracking of customer fleet analytics. “The S-76D aircraft is Sikorsky’s first new commercial product launch since 2004. We’re excited about this aircraft, and also the robust customer experience designed to go along with the delivery of each one,” said Leon Silva, director, S-76® programs.

 

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Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i™ Aircraft Pilots and Maintainers

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its first graduating class from the
Sikorsky Training Academy (STA). A team of Brunei pilots and maintainers
recently completed in-depth flight and maintenance training in Stuart, Fla.
Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

 

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24 February 2014

Sikorsky Awarded Maintenance Contract for U.S. Navy Pilot Training Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the award of a maintenance and support services contract for more than 360 aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Valued at an estimated $110 million, the work is expected to be completed in October 2014. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

 

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20 February 2014

Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies Sponsor Patriots’ Outpost at PGA Tour Honda Classic Golf Tournament

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Pratt & Whitney, and United Technologies Corp.
(NYSE: UTX) today announced their sponsorship of the Patriots’ Outpost at the
PGA Tour Honda Classic Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014, at the PGA National Resort &
Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky are operating
units of United Technologies.

 

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19 February 2014

Sikorsky Begins Safety of Flight Tests on First Prototype CH-53K Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has powered up the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter — designated the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). The January 24 event continues the “Bare Head Light Off” phase of testing — so named because it was conducted without rotor blades — that began under auxiliary power in December with safety-of-flight test pilots at the aircraft’s controls.

 

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10 February 2014

Modernized S-61T™ Helicopter Launches First Flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful maiden test flight of the modernized S-61T™ helicopter with an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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6 January 2014

Sikorsky Delivers First Fully Configured S-76D™ Aircraft to Bristow Group for Offshore Oil Service

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it delivered its first fully configured S-76D™ helicopter, the latest in the long and highly successful Sikorsky S-76® commercial aircraft family, to the Bristow Group Inc. in December. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

 

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Sikorsky Innovations Awarded Contract for Phase 1 DARPA X-Plane Program

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced it has won a contract for Phase 1 of the Vertical Take-Off and Landing Experimental Aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) program by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

 

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12 December 2013

Brunei Accepts Four Sikorsky S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters for Regional Security Missions

The Ministry of Defence this week at the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (Bridex) accepted two Sikorsky S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters into the Royal Brunei Air Force following an unveiling attended by His Majesty the Sultan. Two more Sikorsky S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopters are currently undergoing the process of acceptance at the Royal Brunei Air Force. Equipped with a suite of advanced avionics and sensors, the multirole aircraft can perform a variety of missions over land and water, including search and rescue, humanitarian relief, anti-piracy, troop transport and medical evacuation. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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5 December 2013

Tennessee Teen Wins Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award for Year 2050 Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has
given a 15-year-old Tennessee teenager its 2013 Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator
Award and a $1,000 scholarship check for imagining an electrically driven
helicopter designed specifically to serve humankind by mid-century.

 

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25 November 2013

CHC continues to grow its S-92(R) helicopter fleet with an order for nine additional aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that CHC Helicopter has signed a
multi-year contract to purchase nine S-92® helicopters, with options
to acquire up to 15 more, for use in transporting offshore oil workers and for
possible search and rescue operations.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp.

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22 November 2013

Sikorsky Delivers 2nd of two VIP S-92® Helicopters for Service to the Turkish Prime Ministry

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it recently delivered the second of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, as part of a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), delivered the first aircraft in May 2013.

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17 November 2013

PHI flies first Rig Approach™ Customer Flights in the S-92® helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PHI Inc. announced today the completion of the first operational flights of the new “Rig Approach” system, a first of its kind functionality on the S-92® helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. The flights occurred yesterday.

 

 

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13 November 2013

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™ Sikorsky helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, has contracted to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™ helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. along with an unspecified number of options to acquire additional aircraft. The four new helicopters will be configured initially for the oil and gas service markets. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)

 

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29 October 2013

TATA Sikorsky JV delivers first fully indigenous S-92® helicopter cabin

The India joint venture established between Tata Advanced Systems and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation today announced that its S-92® helicopter cabin production in India has become 100 percent indigenous. The India operation is not only assembling cabins but also producing all parts needed for the assembly, before shipping the cabins to the U.S. for aircraft completion and customer delivery.

 

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24 October 2013

LifePort Awarded Critical Systems Armor Contract To Equip U.S. Navy CH-53 Helicopters

LifePort, Inc. today announced it will equip U.S. Navy Sikorsky CH-53E
helicopters with its Critical Systems Armor (CSA) to reduce aircraft systems
damage from hostile small arms fire and other threats during combat operations. There are 40 CSA kits currently under production with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. A Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company, LifePort is recognized as an industry leader in mission equipment. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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22 October 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces AAG Will Support S-76D™ Helicopter Operators

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), headquartered in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., will provide comprehensive maintenance management, inspections and spare parts procurement for customers operating the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Both SAS and AAG are part of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

 

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Launches Phase Maintenance Kits for BLACK HAWK Helicopter Operators Worldwide

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the introduction of configuration-specific phase maintenance kits for Sikorsky Aircraft’s legacy UH-60A and UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters, as well as the UH-60M model and newest international variant, the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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21 October 2013

Colombia Takes Delivery of First S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has delivered to the Colombian Army two S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters incorporating a Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System(HTAWS) as standard equipment. Colombia is the first country to field S-70i helicopters equipped with HTAWS, which Sikorsky has customized for the unique requirements of the combat assault and utility missions.

 

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17 October 2013

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Enters Final Assembly with Delivery of the Fuselage from Aurora Flight Sciences

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this week begins final assembly of the prototype S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter following acceptance of the fuselage structure from Aurora Flight Sciences. Consisting of an integrated cockpit, cabin and tail cone, the composite fuselage arrived September 20 at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., where the company will complete a light tactical rotorcraft designed to outmatch conventional military helicopters in speed, maneuverability, payload, range, and high altitude operations.

 

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26 September 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Receives Prestigious Maintenance Excellence Award for 11th Time

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today it has received the 2012 Maintenance Excellence Award from the U.S. Naval Reserve Tactical Support Wing (TSW) for support of the Composite Fighter Squadron VFC-111, based in Key West, Fla. The award is the 11th for SAS since the program started in 2001. SAS is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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25 September 2013

Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter Flight Simulator Enters into Service FlightSafety Supports Sikorsky’s Newest Commercial Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and FlightSafety International today jointly announced the launch of the first full flight simulator for Sikorsky’s S-76D™ helicopter platform. Located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the new simulator replicates the aircraft’s exact flight and operating characteristics, ensuring high quality training for operators worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), Sikorsky Aircraft’s aftermarket business, implements and manages all training programs for Sikorsky’s military and commercial platforms. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
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24 September 2013

Jingchen contracts for 2nd S-92® helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced that Yunnan Jingchen Group has signed a contract to purchase an S-92® helicopter for use in transporting corporate and government VIPs. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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6 September 2013

COHC and Sikorsky celebrate order for two S-92® helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft and China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) today marked the purchase of two S-92® helicopters with a ceremonial signing at the China Helicopter Exposition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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Zhuhai Helicopter Company and Sikorsky celebrate relationship and S-92® purchase

Sikorsky Aircraft and Zhuhai Helicopter Company today marked their nearly three-decades-long relationship and the purchase of four S-92® helicopters with a ceremonial signing at the China Helicopter Exposition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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Sikorsky and China’s Ministry of Transport Celebrate the MOT’s growing Fleet of S-76D™ SAR Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft and China’s Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) Rescue and Salvage Bureau today celebrated their growing relationship and their two most recently signed contracts for a total of eight Sikorsky S-76D™ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to further enhance the MOT’s maritime SAR capabilities. Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and the MOT held a ceremonial event today at the China Heli-Expo industry show to commemorate the transactions.

 

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Sikorsky and Changhe Sign Agreement For S-76D™ Cabin Production in China

Sikorsky Aircraft  and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corp. today signed an
agreement for Changhe to produce S-76D™ commercial helicopter cabins for
Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The agreement
was signed during the China Helicopter Exposition, with Chairman Yu Feng,
Changhe Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd., and Senior Vice President,
Operations, Shane Eddy representing Sikorsky Aircraft.

 

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5 September 2013

Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28® aircraft granted Full Icing Certification by EASA and FAA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) in the U.S. have certified the M28® fixed-wing aircraft for
flight in known icing conditions. The M28 is produced by the PZL Mielec company,
a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft, which is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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22 August 2013

Sikorsky Unveils MATRIX™ Technology to Advance VTOL Autonomy to Higher Levels of Capability and Safety

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has unveiled a major research program — designated Matrix™ Technology — to develop, test and field systems and software that will improve significantly the capability, reliability and safety of flight for autonomous, optionally piloted, and piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

 

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12 August 2013

Sikorsky Innovations Launches a Transformed Entrepreneurial Challenge to Embrace Entrepreneurial Agility

To introduce more opportunities for entrepreneurs to contribute to aerospace
innovation, Sikorsky Innovations today announced it has launched its 4th
Entrepreneurial Challenge, a competition to accelerate companies and individuals
with applications in the vertical flight market. Sikorsky Innovations is the
technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., subsidiary of
United Technologies Corp.

 

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30 July 2013

Commonwealth of Australia Thanks Sikorsky for Early Delivery of First MH-60R Helicopter

The Commonwealth of Australia has thanked Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), for early delivery of the first MH-60R
SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy, the initial step in the process to
transfer a mission-ready aircraft to the Australian Defence Force in December
2013. “Delivery and first flight of an Australian MH-60R aircraft in late June
occurred only two years after contract signature, some six months ahead of the
original schedule approved by the Australian Government in 2011,” said Captain
Scott Lockey, project director at the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), which
is procuring 24 MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters for
the Royal Australian Navy. “This is a magnificent outcome for our program.”

 

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26 July 2013

Another ‘Impossible Dream’ Achieved in Human Powered Helicopter Challenge

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today congratulated AeroVelo Inc. in Toronto, Canada, for a flight that has won the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition, a feat that brings a Sikorsky-sponsored prize of $250,000.

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11 July 2013

Sikorsky, Boeing Form Joint Venture to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (NYSE:   UTX) and Boeing (NYSE:   BA) have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rotorcraft fleet. Contracts that the joint venture will pursue are administered by the U.S. Government as part of its Foreign Military Sales process. The joint venture will help advance the Kingdom’s efforts to diversify its economy, expand the technological expertise of its aerospace and commercial sectors, and create jobs.

 

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20 June 2013

Longtime Sikorsky Customer Zhuhai Helicopter Company to Acquire Additional S-92® Helicopters

Sikorsky and Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC) today announced a new contract for four Sikorsky S-92® offshore utility helicopters. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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18 June 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Signs Agreement for Customer Service Centre in United Kingdom

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with Vector Aerospace that appoints Vector’s United Kingdom facilities as authorized Customer Service Centres (CSC) to support Sikorsky S-76® helicopters.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Early September Launch for Full Service Flight Training Academy in Altus, Oklahoma

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA) – located in Altus, Okla., USA – will open on Sept. 6, 2013. The academy will provide advanced flight and maintenance training and will initially focus on the needs of international military BLACK HAWK helicopter operators. SAS, the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., implements and manages all training programs for the company’s military and commercial platforms.

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17 June 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Subsidiary of Turkey’s Alp Aviation

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a spare parts distribution agreement with AlpTeknik Havacılık AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alp Aviation based in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The agreement provides for in-country warehousing and distribution of spare parts in support of Turkey’s military and government agency rotary and fixed wing operators.

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Mitsubishi Corporation Acquisition of Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopters Pushes Total for Japan Market to 11

Mitsubishi Corporation has contracted with Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to acquire 11 S-76D™ helicopters for use in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).

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Sikorsky Receives U.S. Navy Award to Build Four CH-53K Operational Test Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received a $435 million U.S. Navy contract to build four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Designated as System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four aircraft will enable the Marines to conduct operational evaluation of the new helicopter system in support of Initial Operational Capability in 2019.

 

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6 June 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Complete SAR Conversion for Brunei Shell S-92® Aircraft

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced plans today to perform the first post-delivery Search and Rescue (SAR) modifications to Brunei Shell’s Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. Originally configured for offshore oil missions, the aircraft will undergo a comprehensive conversion to a SAR configuration to serve customers in Borneo and the surrounding Southeast Asia region. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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14 May 2013

Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter Achieves Certification in Mexico

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the S-76D™ helicopter has been awarded Type Certification by Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The S-76D helicopter is the newest product from Sikorsky Aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Type Certification of the S-76D model in October 2012, and the helicopter continues its envelope expansion as the first models move through final modifications for customer deliveries in 2013.

 

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13 May 2013

Sikorsky Delivers First of Two VIP S-92® Helicopters to Turkish National Police for Service to the Turkish Prime Ministry

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has delivered the first of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, under a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. . The new helicopters will support the Head of State function currently served by one S-92 helicopter operated by the TNP since 2005.

 

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8 May 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center in Turkey

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with WIKING Kale Air to establish a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) in Turkey. Supporting the country’s S-76® helicopter platform, the CSC will be centrally located in the city of Istanbul, and will offer maintenance services for Turkish and regional operators in south-east Europe and central Asia. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

 

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7 May 2013

FAA Approves Sikorsky Aircraft’s New Platform Approach System for S-92® Helicopters — Feature Offers Enhanced Safety Through Reduced Pilot Workload

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new functionality on the S-92® helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload by 60 percent and allows safer operations under challenging weather and operating conditions. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), developed the new safety feature in close collaboration with PHI, Inc., an important Sikorsky customer that is operating S-92 and S-76® helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico, providing transportation to offshore oil workers to the platforms there.

 

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6 May 2013

Sikorsky Issues Statement on Presidential Helicopter Program

Following the U.S. Navy’s release today of the final Request for Proposals for The Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX), Sikorsky Aircraft issued the following statement: The men and women of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin are ready to offer Sikorsky’s proven S-92® helicopter in response to the U.S. Navy’s formal Request for Proposals to build the next Marine One helicopter fleet.

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3 May 2013

Associated Aircraft Group Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s largest and most experienced executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter services provider, announced today a limited time special charter pricing program for companies’ Flight Departments and business aircraft owners wishing to use outlying airports to avoid the Metro New York region during the current delays induced by staffing shortages.

 

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26 April 2013

UTC First Quarter Earnings Per Share Increase 6 Percent to $1.39, Up 16 Percent Adjusted For Restructuring and One-Time Items; Reaffirms 2013 EPS Outlook of $5.85 to $6.15

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) reported first quarter earnings per share of $1.39 and net income attributable to common shareowners of $1.3 billion, up 6 percent and 7 percent, respectively, over the year ago quarter. Results for the current quarter include $0.11 per share of favorable one-time items net of restructuring costs. Earnings per share in the year ago quarter included a $0.21 benefit from one-time items net of restructuring costs. Before these items, earnings per share increased 16 percent year over year. Net foreign currency translation and hedges at Pratt & Whitney Canada had an adverse impact of $0.01 in the quarter.

 

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23 April 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Depósito Especial (D.E.). This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location (FSL) in Brazil. The warehouse is centrally located in the city of Rio de Janeiro where more than 80 percent of Sikorsky helicopters operating in Brazil are concentrated. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

 

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11 April 2013

LifePort Awarded Ballistic Armour Contract To Equip U.S. Air Force Special Operations Fleet

LifePort, Inc. today announced it has contracted with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Special Operations to equip its fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G PAVE HAWK™ helicopters with the company’s Improved Ballistic Armor Sub System (iBASS). Culminating five years of product development and collaboration with the USAF, deliveries of the iBASS systems are scheduled to commence this month. A Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company, LifePort is recognized as an industry leader in mission equipment. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)

 

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10 April 2013

Colombian Army Contracts for Two Additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to buy two additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the Special Forces of the Colombian Army’s Air Assault Division.

 

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Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics to Teach Rotorcraft Technology

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced that it has signed a Letter of Interest (LOI) with the Brazilian Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) to establish a Rotorcraft Innovation Team. Rated as one of the top universities in Brazil in engineering and related fields, ITA is a federal government institution dedicated to provide high level education and research in the fields of Aerospace, Science and Technology.

 

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