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Zhuhai Purchases Additional Sikorsky Helicopters to Support China's Growing Offshore Oil Industry

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Zhuhai Purchases Additional Sikorsky Helicopters to Support China's Growing Offshore Oil Industry

November 16, 2007

  ZHUHAI, China - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that China Southern Airlines Company's Zhuhai Helicopter Branch has contracted for additional Sikorsky helicopters to support offshore oil projects in the South China Sea and Bohai Bay in China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)

Zhuhai is the oldest operator of Sikorsky helicopters in China and has purchased two S-76C++TM helicopters and an S-92A® helicopter. Zhuhai began flying S-76ATM helicopter models in 1984, and since then has used Sikorsky helicopters to provide offshore oil support for such companies as China National Offshore Oil Corp., ExxonMobil, and Phillips.

"This selection shows the trust and confidence Zhuhai and its oil company customers have in Sikorsky helicopters," said Stephen B. Estill, Sikorsky Vice President. "The addition will help promote the offshore oil industry in China. Of the three helicopter operators in China licensed to fly in the offshore oil market, two, Eastern General Aviation Corporation (EGAC) and Zhuhai, are Sikorsky helicopter operators. Both are growing rapidly, and it is anticipated that more Sikorsky helicopters will be introduced into China's offshore market."

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. The company's mission statement reflects its long commitment to safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every timeTM." 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.

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 import and export policies and in demand for offshore oil; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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