FAA Approves Type Certification for S-76D™ Helicopter

            FAA Approves Type Certification for S-76D™ Helicopter

PR Newswire

STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 15, 2012

STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has approved the Type Certificate for the S-76D™
helicopter, moving the aircraft forward to its highly anticipated delivery
into the medium-sized marketplace. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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The FAA signed the certificate on Oct. 12, capping an intensive flight test
program to introduce the S-76D helicopter, Sikorsky's newest commercial
product. The S-76D helicopter has a current backlog approaching a half-billion
dollars and is expected to begin deliveries later this quarter.

"Our customers are excited to begin receiving the S-76D into their fleets. We
are equally excited to deliver a new product that represents three and a half
decades of continuous product improvement, to offer them a helicopter with
improved efficiency, power and best-in-class noise signature," said Carey
Bond, President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters.

Ed Beyer, Vice President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, added: "The S-76D
helicopter ushers in a new era of excellence across mission segments. The
S-76D will be incorporated into the fleets of our customers for every mission
segment it currently performs including offshore support, VIP, Search and
Rescue, and EMS. The S-76D helicopter will offer a higher cruise speed than
its predecessors, coupled with more efficient fuel burn, making the S-76 more
productive than ever."

The S-76D helicopter is the latest in the family of popular S-76^® helicopters
manufactured by Sikorsky. There have been more than 800 S-76 helicopters
delivered to the global fleet since 1979, contributing daily to a growing 6
million-plus flight hours.

Designed for safety, reliability and efficiency, the S-76D helicopter's
standard equipment features are all-composite, flaw-tolerant main rotor
blades; an advanced THALES integrated avionics system and autopilot; health
and usage monitoring system, active vibration control; and powerful Pratt &
Whitney Canada PW210S engines. Rotor Ice Protection System for all-weather
capability will be available as an option.

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. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning potential
production and sale of helicopters. Actual results may differ materially from
those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but
not limited to changes in economic conditions affecting customer demand for
commercial helicopters; challenges in the design, development, production and
support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties,
including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United
Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Website: http://www.sikorsky.com
Contact: Paul Jackson, +1-203-386-7143, Paul.Jackson@sikorsky.com; Marianne V.
Heffernan, +1-203-386-4373, mheffernan@sikorsky.com