Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Renewal of Total Assurance Program (TAP) for Bristow's S-92™ Offshore Oil Fleet

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Renewal of Total Assurance Program (TAP)
                    for Bristow's S-92™ Offshore Oil Fleet

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2013

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --HELI-EXPO – Sikorsky Aerospace
Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a 10-year Total Assurance
Program (TAP) agreement with Bristow Group Inc. for continued support of its
S-92™ helicopter fleet. Bristow is among the leading providers of helicopter
services to the worldwide offshore energy industry. Valued at more than $840
million, the agreement is a renewal of a current standing contract that is
expiring after a seven-year term. The agreement was reached late in the 4th
Quarter 2012 but not publicly announced until today. Sikorsky Aerospace
Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft, a wholly
owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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"We're very pleased to continue strengthening our longstanding relationship
with Bristow. In today's challenging aviation service industry, this
customized support program simplifies management of material logistics, and
avoids the uncertainty associated with unpredicted and unbudgeted material
costs," said David Adler, president of Sikorsky Aerospace Services. "SAS helps
each customer make the best decision for optimal support and service
solutions. Through these types of tailored support programs, operators like
Bristow are better able to control their costs and eliminate spikes in their
operational expenses."

Available to worldwide commercial and military operators of S-76®, S-92™ and
S-70™ helicopters, the TAP program is uniquely configured to meet each
customer's requirements. TAP covers up to 98 percent of the cost of parts
replacement including airframe, drive train, gearboxes, avionics and
consumable parts. Contributing to improved aircraft performance as well as
enhanced resale value, the TAP program provides customers with Original
Equipment Manufacturer approved parts produced to the latest drawings – backed
by Sikorsky's stringent quality system and worldwide distribution network.

"The strength and trust in our relationship with Sikorsky has allowed this
long-term TAP support contract to be executed. This support contract provides
us with a competitive cost certainty for the next 10 years with a partner that
has proven to be reliable, responsive and flexible in supporting our global
operations," stated Mark Duncan, Senior Vice President, Commercial, for the
Bristow Group.

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.

SAS provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft
throughout the world. It offers its military and commercial operators a full
portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance,
overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. Sikorsky,
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.

Website: http://www.sikorsky.com
Contact: Paul Jackson, +1-860-614-3899, Paul.Jackson@sikorsky.com; or Marianne
Heffernan, +1-203-386-4373, mheffernan@sikorsky.com
 
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