Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C Helicopter to LD Aviation

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CTM Helicopter to LD Aviation

April 21, 2009

  HORSEHEADS, New York - Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300CTM helicopter to LD Aviation Prague s.r.o. in the Czech Republic. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

LD Aviation Prague is a sales distributor for Sikorsky Global Helicopters Light Helicopter Division products in the Czech and Slovak Republics and Hungary. The new helicopter will join two other S-300C helicopters at EHC Service s.r.o. in Presov, Slovak Republic. It will be used for training and pipeline and powerline monitoring. EHC Service also rents helicopters and pilots to the Slovak Ministry of Interior to support border monitoring.

LD Aviation Prague has provided commercial and military aviation services since 1994. Slovakia, a country of 5.4 million, has 25 registered civil helicopters.

"The S-300C helicopter is a recognized leader among single engine helicopters in Slovakia," said Zdenek Fiser of LD Aviation Prague.

The S-300C helicopter's versatility in a broad range of operations, from law enforcement and utility patrol to lift operations, makes it a good fit for the EHC fleet. With its 950-pound useful load, the S-300C helicopter combines precise maneuverability with outstanding endurance, all at an economical price.

In addition, the S-300CTM; helicopter operates throughout the world in many demanding roles including military patrol, power line/pipeline patrol, commercial and military flight training, ranching, external load operations, animal surveys, aerial photography and personal transportation.  The cockpit size, load capacity, performance characteristics, robust design and low direct operating costs make the S-300CTM; a leader in its class.

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, comprises current Sikorsky platforms S-76®, S-92® and H-92TM helicopters; light helicopter platforms, the S-300cTM, S-300 CBiTM, S-333TM and S-434TM helicopters; and all operations of Keystone Helicopter Corp. and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG).

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

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For more information, contact:
Ashley Slaybaugh, Marketing Communications Specialist
Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Light Helicopter Division
Tel: 607-378-6007; Fax: 860-660-6983
E-mail: slaybaugh.ashley@sacusa.com


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