CHC continues to grow its S-92® helicopter fleet with an order for nine additional aircraft

   CHC continues to grow its S-92® helicopter fleet with an order for nine
                             additional aircraft

PR Newswire

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 22, 2013

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today
announced that CHC Helicopter has signed a multi-year contract to purchase
nine S-92^® helicopters, with options to acquire up to 15 more, for use in
transporting offshore oil workers and for possible search and rescue
operations. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:


CHC, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is among the world's
largest helicopter transportation services companies, operating more than 240
aircraft in about 30 countries worldwide. CHC's aircraft fleet currently
includes 110 helicopters made by Sikorsky including 38 S-92 and 67 S-76^®

Deliveries of the first five new S-92 helicopters are scheduled for 2015 and
the remaining four in 2016. If CHC exercises the options, those aircraft
would deliver between 2015 and 2018.

"CHC is widely known throughout the aerospace industry as a company committed
to safety and quality, which are commitments Sikorsky shares. For more than
50 years, CHC has flown Sikorsky helicopters, and we are thankful for their
continued trust in our aircraft," said Carey Bond, president of Sikorsky
Global Helicopters, the commercial aircraft business of Sikorsky Aircraft

"On behalf of our customers, CHC has very high standards for the aircraft it
flies to and from some of the world's most remote and challenging
destinations," said William Amelio, CHC's president and chief executive
officer. "The S-92 continues to meet those benchmarks and remains an
important part of our global fleet."

The multi-mission S-92 helicopter incorporates numerous safety features,
including a flaw-tolerant design. The aircraft was certified to FAA/EASA
harmonized Part 29 requirements, as amended through Amendment 47, and remains
the only aircraft certified to this rigorous airworthiness standard without
exception or waiver.

Sikorsky delivered the industry's 200^th S-92 helicopter on Aug. 29, and the
S-92 fleet has logged more than 600,000 flight hours to date. Offshore oil
operators fly the aircraft for an average of 90–110 hours per month in often
challenging conditions. In addition to serving the offshore oil segment, the
S-92 helicopter performs Head of State missions, search and rescue (SAR)
operations as well as a variety of transportation missions for utility and
airline passengers. The aircraft first entered service in September 2004.

Sikorsky offered the S-92 platform to the U.S. Government, which is seeking to
replace the "Marine One" helicopter fleet that transports the President of the
United States. The aircraft already provides Head of State transportation for
10 nations.

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 worldwide.

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Contact: Callie Ferrari, Office: 203-383-7150,; or
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