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Sikorsky HAWKWORKSTM @ Schweizer Aircraft to Hire More Than 100 Employees

March 05, 2007

  STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky HAWKWORKSTM @ Schweizer Aircraft will hire more than 100 employees by the end of the year to support BLACK HAWK completions for international military sales. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

The Military Derivatives Completion Center, located at Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, New York, is a new 100,000-square-foot facility. It is designed to support BLACK HAWK completions for international military sales. The expansion will require hiring of aircraft assemblers, aircraft inspectors, and engineers. Specific skill sets needed include electrical hydraulics, airframe structures, final assembly, avionics checkout, and flight line operations.

"The company's helicopter business continues to grow, and the need is great for additional employees. These are exciting times as the Schweizer and Sikorsky team continue working together to expand aircraft production in Chemung County," said Jack Yusko, Schweizer Human Resources director. Interested candidates may apply online by visiting http://sikorskycareers.com.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp. of 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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