July 15, 2008
Sikorsky Announces S-92(R) VIP Helicopter Sale to Azerbaijan Airlines
FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has sold an S-92(R) VIP helicopter to Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the state-owned airline of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sikorsky announced today at the Farnborough International Air Show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. .
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"The S-92 helicopter has proven that it is well suited for a variety of missions, including VIP and Head-of-State transport," said Bruce McKinney, Vice President, Sikorsky Europe. "Sikorsky is proud to bring this reliable and safe aircraft to AZAL and the Eurasian market."
The S-92 helicopter has established a leading position in the offshore oil industry and successfully fills a variety of other missions including search and rescue, VIP and Head-of-State transport. It was the world's first helicopter certified to the latest and most rigorous safety standards of both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency/Joint Aviation Authorities.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company's long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere ... every time(TM)." Sikorsky Europe is a Sikorsky trade name. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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