Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi Helicopter

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBiTM Helicopter

February 23, 2009

  ANAHEIM, California - Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the newly re-branded commercial programs group of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and AirVenture Flight Center today at Heli Expo conducted a ceremonial delivery of Serial #0352, a S-300CBiTM model helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The aircraft, displayed in Sikorsky booth 1740, will mark the first helicopter for AirVenture Flight Center to begin its helicopter training fleet.

"We are looking forward to building our relationship with AirVenture Flight Center," said David Horton, General Manager of Sikorsky Global Helicopter’s Light Helicopter Division, located in Horseheads, N.Y. Ken Hammerton, owner of AirVenture Flight Center, was present at the ceremony and joined Horton in a toast to the partnership.

AirVenture, located in Olive Branch, Miss., operates a fixed-wing flight school with a fleet including a Cessna 172SP, a Beech Duchess, and a Piper Arrow. It is one of the top flight training centers in the mid-South. AirVenture also offers a variety of other services including air charter, aircraft rental, and a full line of interactive flight training kits and other training supplies.

The S-300CBiTM helicopter operates throughout the world primarily as a training helicopter, renowned for its excellent flight characteristics, impressive safety record, and extremely competitive operating costs. Combining these features has made it the most cost- and mission-effective training helicopter of its kind on the market.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company's long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere...every timeTM." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technologies products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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