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2011-06-20 11:41:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the delivery of two S-76C++(TM) helicopters to Heli-Union for use in offshore oil missions. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110620/NE22803 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) The contract for these aircraft was signed in November 2010. With this delivery, Heli-Union now has eight S-76C++ helicopters...

2011-06-20 11:31:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that the Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Government to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B(TM) maritime helicopters via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) In 2010, the Brazilian Navy contracted for four S-70B aircraft, also through...

2011-06-17 15:14:00

STRATFORD, Conn., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) will display an S-70i(TM) BLACK HAWK helicopter outside the UTC Chalet during the Paris Air Show. The international event marks the first time the new variant of Sikorsky's proven multi-mission utility helicopter will be displayed to the world market. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110617/NE22184 ) (Logo:...

2011-06-16 09:44:00

PARIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sikorsky CH148 CYCLONE(TM) helicopter will debut in a static exhibit at the 49th International Paris Air Show, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NE21297 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) The aircraft on display was built under Sikorsky's Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CMHP), and is...

2011-06-10 08:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the certification of the Aurora Flight Sciences' facility in Columbus, Mississippi, as a UTC Supplier Gold site. Aurora Flight Sciences becomes the 14th Sikorsky supplier to achieve this milestone for superior operational performance. Qualifying criteria includes best-in-class performance in quality, delivery, lean techniques and customer...

2011-06-07 08:41:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PUMA announced today it has entered into a new partnership with the South African Football Association. The global sportlifestyle brand has become the official technical supplier to the SAFA, effective immediately and lasting beyond the next two FIFA World Cups(TM). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110607/459320 ) PUMA will provide the official playing kits for all associated South African teams, including...

2011-06-02 15:06:00

Federation Aeronautique Internationale to Begin Evaluation of Flight for World Records COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association has certified that on May 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing...

2011-05-18 11:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the U.S. Government has agreed to sell 15 Sikorsky UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (or FMV, which is the Swedish acronym) for operation by the Swedish Armed forces. The transaction will take place under the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program, and represents the introduction of the latest and most technologically advanced BLACK HAWK model into...

2011-05-06 14:35:00

STRATFORD, Conn., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Thursday night presented the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at a ceremony at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America, was presented to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino who accepted on behalf of the company's X2 Technology((TM)) demonstrator team and...

2011-05-04 07:08:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In a step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize, a team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will attempt for the first time to test-fly their human-powered helicopter, called Gamera. Gamera has a rotor at each of the four ends of its X-shaped frame, with the pilot's module suspended at the middle. Each crossbar of the frame is 60 feet...