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Sikorsky, Bristow Group Reach Multi-year Agreement for S-92 Helicopters

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Sikorsky, Bristow Group Reach Multi-year Agreement for S-92 Helicopters

June 14, 2006

  Hartford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today an agreement for S-92TM helicopters, including options, for Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The multi-year commitment for the sale of S-92s complements recent orders with Bristow for new S-76® C++ helicopters. The S-92s will be used to fulfill offshore transportation requirements in all corners of the world.

"Bristow has had success with previous multi-year commitments with Sikorsky and we are delighted to continue our strong relationship by placing this multiple S-92 order. These aircraft will be used around the globe in Bristow's expanding marketplace," said Bristow Group President & CEO William E. Chiles. "With an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service, Bristow must stay ahead of the marketplace with the people we employ and the helicopters that we operate."

"The S-92 is a tough aircraft designed to handle tough missions, and Sikorsky is proud to bring this reliable and safe aircraft to Bristow," said Stephen B. Estill, Sikorsky Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Delivery of the S-92s is expected to commence in early 2007.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, 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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