Sikorsky Aerospace Services Extending Global Reach with Support Facility in Korea

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Extending Global Reach with Support Facility in Korea

April 24, 2009

  TRUMBULL, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that it has opened a regional spare parts stocking facility with Times Aerospace Korea, LLC (TAK) at Gimpo Aerospace Industrial Complex, Gimpo City, Gyongg-Do, Republic of Korea. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Times Aerospace Korea created the Gimpo Aerospace Industrial Complex near Incheon and Gimpo International Airports with the purpose of providing state-of-the-art service and support facilities for the Asian aerospace industry.

The facility, operated in conjunction with Times Aerospace Korea, LLC, will receive, stock, and ship a wide array of spare parts to support the VX/H-92® helicopter flown by the Republic of Korea Air Force and to support other Sikorsky customers in the region who operate a variety of civil and commercial rotorcraft including the S-61TM, S-76®, and S-92® helicopters. In the future, the facility also may stock parts to support fixed wing aircraft owned and operated in the region by customers of Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company.

"With this state-of-the-art facility, Sikorsky Aerospace Services will be able to significantly improve its level of support for this VIP customer as well as for other valued customers in the region," said David Adler, President of Sikorsky Aerospace Services. "Sikorsky Aerospace Services is excited to expand its globalization initiative through this working relationship with Times Aerospace Korea, and we look forward to continuing our path of providing world-class support to our customers."

"Times Aerospace Korea is an authorized Sikorsky S-76 Customer Service Center, an owner and operator of commercial and private aircraft including the S-92 and S-61 helicopters, and a provider of helicopter repair and maintenance services for other aircraft manufacturers," said Douglas D. M. Joo, President of Times Aerospace Korea. "We share Sikorsky Aerospace Services' vision and enthusiasm for the benefits this regional spare parts stocking facility can bring to customers."

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its Sikorsky Aerospace Services business designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed wing customers. 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 worldwide.
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