Sikorsky Aircraft Launches Nationwide Campaign for Engineering Talent

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Sikorsky Aircraft Launches Nationwide Campaign for Engineering Talent

April 19, 2006

  Hartford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft today announced a nationwide campaign to recruit more than 300 engineers to meet growing demand for the company's military and civil helicopter product lines and related services. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Over the next few months, Sikorsky plans job fairs in several states to fill engineering positions at company and subsidiary facilities in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Alabama, and New York. Sikorsky is on a path to double revenue between 2003-2008 and significantly increase aircraft deliveries across the company product lines over the same time period.

"There has never been a more exciting time to work in the helicopter industry or to work as an engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft," said Mark Miller, vice president, research & engineering for Sikorsky. "We are ramping up several new military and commercial programs at a rapid pace, while continuing to invest in innovative research and development projects that set the stage for continued growth in the future."

Sikorsky and its subsidiaries design, engineer, manufacture and maintain helicopters for all five branches of the U.S.military as well as international military and commercial customers in more than 50 nations. Sikorsky products are prominent worldwide in disaster relief, the fight against terror, search and rescue, support of the oil industry, and executive travel.

Sikorsky is conducting the job fairs in regions with sizeable populations of engineers from both within and outside the aerospace industry. Particular skills in demand by Sikorsky are system engineers, flight controls design and analysis engineers, structural analysts, air vehicle design engineers with CATIA experience, electrical engineers, and avionics engineers.

"While we certainly seek and welcome engineers with aerospace backgrounds, our experience has demonstrated that many of our finest engineers have often come from other industries. However, what our best engineers share in common are dedication, passion, vision, and the desire to test their skills to the fullest," Miller said.

Engineering candidates interested in a career at Sikorsky or its subsidiaries can view job postings on the internet at www.sikorskycareers.com.

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in government procurement priorities and practices or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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