These two helicopters will next be transported to Tianjin where they will be used to train the next generation of China's helicopter pilots in CAUC's new pilot training center. These aircraft are fully equipped in a pilot training configuration to allow safe and speedy completion of CAUC's pilot training syllabus. Tianjin's instructor pilots are currently undertaking transition flight training in their aircraft to familiarize them with the operating conditions for these helicopters.
The acceptance of these two helicopters brings the total Shen-model helicopter fleet in China to a total of ten aircraft. These helicopters are operating in many different roles throughout China for agriculture, police observation, aerial photography and aerial surveillance in addition to pilot training.
Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft Company Ltd. (www.shanghaisikorsky.com) is a joint venture between Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Shanghai Little Eagle Science and Technology Co. Ltd. Since their business license approval in March of 2003, Shanghai Sikorsky has established a new helicopter company in China, with sales, service, support, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Shanghai Sikorsky is the exclusive manufacturer and sales agent for the Schweizer Aircraft Company product line of light helicopters. With products ranging from two to four seats, powered by piston and turbine engines, Shanghai Sikorsky provides a China-based solution to meet all customer needs for light helicopters.
Shanghai Little Eagle Science & Tech. Company Limited is a high-tech company whose mission is to develop a series of light helicopters, which are practical, economical, safe and reliable and meet the needs of the domestic market of PR. China.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.