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Sikorsky Helitech and FlightSafety International Team to offer Training on Pratt & Whitney Engines in Australasia

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Sikorsky Helitech and FlightSafety International Team to offer Training on Pratt & Whitney Engines in Australasia

August 29, 2011

  SHELTON, Connecticut - Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, announced today the signing of an agreement with FlightSafety International to provide maintenance training for customers in the Asia Pacific area. The three- year agreement is the first of its kind to offer Pratt & Whitney Canada Aircraft Engine maintenance training in the region. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).


“We are extremely pleased to offer this maintenance training. By leveraging our existing Technical Training School, we are able to add another valuable support capability to our portfolio. We are thrilled to be working with FlightSafety and look forward to advancing the relationship for the benefit of our Pratt & Whitney Canada customers in the region,” said George Cheetham, Managing Director of Sikorsky Helitech.

“Technicians who maintain and support Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in Australasia will benefit from our in-depth classroom and hands-on practical technology-based training curriculum that Sikorsky Helitech will provide,” said Mike Lee, Director, Maintenance Training Business Development, FlightSafety International. “We are pleased to partner with Sikorsky Helitech on this important program and appreciate the company’s ability and commitment to provide high quality training for the full range of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines.”

The program will launch with an initial offering of 16 courses per year for maintenance training on four different P&WC engine types. Under the terms of the contract, FlightSafety will provide Sikorsky Helitech with training courseware, a graphical flight simulator, plus a wide range of training aids. Sikorsky Helitech instructors will be FlightSafety trained and certified.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, 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, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support.

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

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