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Harrod Aviation Appointed Sikorsky Sales Representative

October 15, 2004

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has appointed Harrods Aviation Ltd. as a non-exclusive sales representative in the United Kingdom and Ireland to assist in commercial sales of S-76 and S-92 civil helicopters.

Harrods Aviation is a full-service fixed base operator with facilities in the U. K. at London Stanstead, London Luton and Farnborough airports. For more than 35 years, Harrods Aviation, formerly Metro Business Aviation, has operated the largest FBO network in the UK. It also is a factory approved Sikorsky Service Center.

"We are very pleased that Harrods Aviation is on the sales team," said Steve Estill, Sikorsky's vice president - Worldwide Sales. "Harrods Aviations' Aircraft Sales Director Mike Creed has proven to be a very qualified, experienced and professional sales person for high-end helicopters. We know that Mike and the Harrods Aviation team will be first-class representatives for us."

"The combination of this association with Sikorsky and our Authorized Service Facility status is superb news for Harrods Aviation," said Stephen Grimes, Chief Executive of Harrods Aviation. "We are delighted to be continuing our association with Sikorsky and are pleased we can now offer the full Sikorsky package of sales support, engineering and charter of our own S-76 helicopter."

Harrods Aviation has plans to assist with sales in the territory through the acquisition of an executive S-76C+, scheduled for delivery in 2005 and slated as a European demonstrator. In addition to the S-76 product line, Sikorsky believes Harrods Aviation will have the capability to assist with S-92 sales in the territory.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Sikorsky helicopters occupy a prominent position in the intermediate to heavy range of 5,300 kg. to 33,000 kg. gross weight. They are flown by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in more than 40 nations. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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