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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)....

2014-08-12 16:21:53

SB>1 Defiant expected to fly in 2017 WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the...

2014-07-14 08:21:05

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it has begun delivering S-76D(TM) aircraft equipped for Executive Transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO "The S-76 aircraft line has a long legacy of reliability,...

2014-07-14 08:21:02

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D(TM) aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-07-14 08:20:59

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D(TM) helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140711/126403 In February 2014, NHSL flew the first-ever...

2014-07-02 12:21:29

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG(®)), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced the addition of its fifth Sikorsky S-76(®) helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft. The addition of this helicopter increases the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the Northeast. AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76(®) aircraft available for charter and fractional ownership in the Northeast. The latest S-76(®)...

2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...

2014-06-20 08:20:10

DUBLIN, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lb9j72/global_helicopter) has announced the addition of the "Global Helicopter Market 2014-2018: Key vendors are AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters, JSC, Sikorsky Aircraft" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 High-altitude helicopters are mainly used for flying above 15,000 feet from sea level. Currently, the...

2014-06-18 20:20:19

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today issued the following statement regarding the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program. STRATFORD, Conn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. welcomed the signing of a contract amendment today with the government of Canada to bring the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program to completion and accelerate the CH148 Cyclone helicopter's entry into operational service. The amended contract enables Canada's Department of National Defence to take...


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