Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Open Support Center for S-76® Helicopters in Abu Dhabi

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Open Support Center for S-76® Helicopters in Abu Dhabi

November 11, 2008

  HELISHOW DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced that Falcon Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu Dhabi for S-76® helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76 helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Last June, Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), a provider of helicopter charter and maintenance services based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed delivery position agreements for four S-76DTM helicopters with Sikorsky Aircraft for VIP/Corporate transport. The S-76D helicopter is the latest version of the popular S-76 helicopter.

"Sikorsky Aircraft is experiencing significant growth in the Middle East and the establishment of the Falcon Aviation Services Customer Support Center furthers our commitment to customers around the world,” said Frank DiPasquale, Vice President, Business Development, Sikorsky Aerospace Services. “The service center will not only allow us to deliver the highest level of support to Falcon Aviation Services, but will also provide support to other S-76 helicopter customers in the region."

Sikorsky Aerospace Services provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services through its aftermarket companies, Derco Aerospace, Inc., Helicopter Support, Inc., Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Composite Technology, Inc., and Sikorsky Aircraft Australia – Helitech.

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

About Falcon Aviation Services
Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) was founded in early 2006 under the initiative of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. FAS provides helicopter and corporate jet services in addition to aircraft maintenance and management. Based at Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi, 10 km from the city center, FAS is ideally located for operators and passengers alike. The company is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy in the helicopter and corporate jet charter market in response to the unprecedented development boom in the region. For more information, visit www.falconaviation.ae.

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