Derco signs agreement with Michelin Aircraft Tire Company

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Derco signs agreement with Michelin Aircraft Tire Company

June 15, 2009

  Paris, France - Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, and Michelin Aircraft Tire Company signed a new agreement today that will support Derco in distributing Michelin's military aircraft tire products in multiple countries around the globe. Aircraft platforms supported under the agreement include, but are not limited to, the C-130, L-100, F-16, KC-135, P-3, UH-60 and Mirage. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"Derco is pleased to continue its relationship with Michelin Aircraft Tire Company to provide our worldwide customer base with high-quality Michelin tire products," said Paul Fuhrmann, Derco's Director of OEM & Repair Solutions. "Teaming with Michelin on this new agreement allows us better service our customers with immediate stock availability and competitive pricing for aircraft tire products."

For more information regarding this program or to learn more about Derco, call (414) 355-3066 or visit www.dercoaerospace.com.

Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares, services, and solutions to customers around the globe. Through solid relationships with premier original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Derco maintains one of the largest and most diversified aircraft spares inventories in the world. Today, Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 65 countries. Derco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. 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.

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Michelin North America (www. michelin.com) employs more than 22,300 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 17 locations.

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