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2014-10-02 12:22:13

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program's test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new - and first - armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2(TM) Technology designed for military missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141002/150005 "Today, Sikorsky...

2014-10-02 12:22:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems provides technology that supports the high performance of Sikorsky's new S-97 RAIDER helicopter. On-board the RAIDER(TM) during today's rollout ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida were numerous systems provided by UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky are units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The RAIDER helicopter is a light tactical rotorcraft designed to outmatch conventional military...

2014-10-02 12:21:04

LONDON, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Education Programme at Helitech International lifts off on 14th October with the Business and Strategy Conference which will host a round table discussion featuring high-level speakers including Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bristow Group; Robert Dranitzke, Managing Director, Milestone Aviation; Daniele Romiti, CEO, AgustaWestland and Guillaume Faury, President and CEO, Airbus Helicopters. The...

2014-09-26 08:21:18

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO "On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone," said Carey Bond,...

2014-09-12 20:20:13

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a four-year test program that proved the efficiency of Sikorsky's single rotor design,...

2014-09-08 12:21:09

COATESVILLE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Bristow Group Inc. today announced the acceptance of an S-92(®) helicopter by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. The helicopter, configured for search and rescue service, was accepted during a ceremony at the Sikorsky facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is affiliated with Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-08-25 08:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho. In that regard, the company's...

2014-08-21 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters, Inc., a member of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA), has opened a new facility which will be totally focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of military helicopters. The 16,000 square foot building, located at the company's headquarters and maintenance complex at Aurora (Oregon) State Airport, will be capable of handling up to three maintenance lines of CH...

2014-08-19 20:22:32

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Comparative SWOT & Strategy Focus - 2014-2017 - World's 6 Leading Helicopter & Rotorcraft Manufacturers - Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Bell, Boeing, Russian Helicopters,...

2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...


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