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H-92 Helicopter Finishes European Tour in Greece

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H-92TM Helicopter Finishes European Tour in Greece

October 07, 2008

  ATHENS, Greece - The H-92TM SUPERHAWKTM helicopter demonstrated its mission capabilities in nine countries throughout Europe over the last several weeks and will complete its tour this week on static display at the biannual Defendory international exhibition, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Among the countries visited by the H-92 helicopter during the tour were Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Greece. Key officials were invited to observe the helicopter’s demonstration flights.

"Sikorsky Aircraft is committed to its European business activities and to being an active, strong participant in the industry's growth in the region," said Bruce McKinney, Vice President, Sikorsky Europe. "Those who have had the opportunity to see the H-92 helicopter these last few months in Eastern and Central Europe have been impressed by its unique combination of a large cabin, robust mission capabilities and low operating cost. The response has been very positive, and we invite visitors to Defendory to see the aircraft and learn more about what this proven helicopter can do."

The search-and-rescue mission-equipped H-92 helicopter offers a robust menu of optional equipment that provides mission flexibility and off-the-shelf customization. In addition to its suitability for the SAR mission, the H-92 helicopter is a safe, technologically advanced solution for disaster relief, troop transport, VIP transport, special operations and naval missions.

The H-92 helicopter is the militarized version of Sikorsky's S-92® helicopter, which has been successful in a number of mission configurations including offshore oil operations and Head of State. Currently, the S-92 helicopter is in service with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in the U.K., performing search and rescue operations under the operation of CHC Helicopter Corp. The aircraft has logged more than 150 rescues in the challenging conditions of the North Sea and North Atlantic since its introduction into service in March 2007.

The S-92 helicopter offers technological advantages of safety, reliability and life-cycle cost efficiency.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. The company's mission statement reflects its long commitment to safety and innovation:"We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere ... every timeTM." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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