/C O R R E C T I O N -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp./
LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2013
In the news release, Bristow Places Order for Up To 26 S-76D™ Helicopters,
issued March 5, 2013 by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. over PR Newswire, we are
advised by the company that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read
"Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that they have entered into an
agreement to sell up to 26 S-76D™ Helicopters helicopters to Bristow Group to
perform the offshore oil transport mission." rather than "Sikorsky Aircraft
Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell 10
S-76D™ helicopters to Bristow Group, with options for another 16, to perform
the offshore oil transport mission." as originally issued inadvertently.
Complete, corrected release follows:
Bristow Places Order for Up To 26 S-76D™ Helicopters
LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today
announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell up to 26 S-76D™
Helicopters helicopters to Bristow Group to perform the offshore oil transport
mission. The S-76D is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's compact and
light-weight PW210S, which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio
and fuel burn with excellent payload and range benefits. Sikorsky is a
subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Sikorsky and Bristow marked the agreement with an acknowledgement ceremony at
the Heli-Expo industry show in Las, Vegas, Nev., one of the biggest trade
shows of the year.
"This agreement represents the S-76D helicopter's introduction into operations
in the Gulf of Mexico and other international arenas later this year, and it
also further strengthens the more than 40-year relationship between the
Bristow Group and Sikorsky Aircraft," said Sikorsky President Mick Maurer.
"Bristow has consistently shown its consideration for safety, leadership, and
commitment to its worldwide customers by seeking the latest state-of-the-art
equipment, and their choice of the S-76D affirms their commitment to providing
the best value to its customers."
Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Chiles said the S-76D
helicopters will join Bristow's worldwide fleet of more than 500 aircraft.
"Without question, the intensive offshore oil and gas transportation mission
requires a reliable aircraft that is ready to work an aggressive schedule and
the S-76 has continuously proven itself in that role. Bristow's objective is
to provide the safest, most reliable and efficient service to our clients and
we look forward to putting the new S-76D with its enhanced capabilities into
our operations around the world."
Sikorsky expects to begin delivering the S-76D helicopters beginning this
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the
worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated
and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry
with global operations. Bristow has major transportation operations in the
North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major
offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit
Bristow's website at www.bristowgroup.com.
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.
SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Contact: Marianne V. Heffernan, +1-203-386-4373, email@example.com, or
Paul Jackson, +1-203-386-7143, Paul.Jackson@sikorsky.com
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