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Sikorsky, AERO Vodochody Mark 100th S-76 Airframe Delivery

July 19, 2006

  FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom - Sikorsky Aircraft celebrated the 100th delivery of an S-76® airframe from AERO Vodochody during a ceremony today at the Farnborough International Air Show. Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The milestone comes just after five years since AERO Vodochody delivered the first S-76 airframe in January 2001 - eight months after signing the contract.

"AERO's quality and schedule performance have been superlative," said Eric Hansen, S-76 program manager for Sikorsky. "We look forward to extending this partnership and the strength it provides to the continued success of the S-76 program."

"AERO Vodochody takes pride in keeping pace with Sikorsky's production requirements and will continue to deliver world-class airframes that meet the highest standards for performance in a timely fashion," said AERO President Petr Klimes.

The S-76® is a multi-mission medium helicopter used in a variety of roles including offshore oil, executive transport, and airline.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service. 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.

AERO Vodochody is the largest Czech defense company and largest Czech manufacturer of aircraft technology.

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