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Helicopter Support, Inc. to become an American Eurocopter Service Center

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Helicopter Support, Inc. to become an American Eurocopter Service Center

February 27, 2006

  Dallas, Texas - Heli-Expo - Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI), a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, has signed an agreement with American Eurocopter LLC. to become a Service Center for Eurocopter helicopter models including the BO105, EC120, AS350 and the AS355. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The service center agreement enables HSI to support U.S. based Eurocopter helicopter operators' spares and repairs requirements as well as satisfy Northeast regional maintenance requirements at the HSI hangar at Tweed New Haven Airport in New Haven, Conn.

"We are proud of this new service center agreement as it rounds out HSI's support portfolio to include Eurocopter models and provides enhanced support to our customers. We are delighted to support Eurocopter products at HSI, and look forward to a long and successful relationship with them," said David Adler, president of HSI and Sikorsky's senior vice president of worldwide customer support.

Sikorsky is currently teamed with American Eurocopter, and its parent company EADS North America in offering the UH-145 for the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) requirement. Under the teaming agreement Sikorsky will play a primary role in providing contractor logistics support (CLS) for the UH-145.

Sikorsky occupies a prominent position in the medium-to-heavy military helicopter marketplace, and its products are used by all branches of the U.S. armed forces as well as many foreign militaries.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp., headquartered 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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