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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Sees Strong Sales in 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a busi- ness unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., is seeing a resurgence of interest in its S- 300C™ and S-300CBi™ helicopters, with sales activity for the beginning of 2010 showing a 50 percent increase over the

same time period in 2009. Sikorsky Air- craft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Tech- nologies Corp.

All incoming orders so far in 2010 have been fleet orders of two to four heli- copters each for flight training, patrol,

agricultural and wildlife work, and other diverse operations in the United States and around the world.

“In lean economic times, more opera- tors have come to recognize S-300™ se- ries helicopters as reliable, economic solutions to their mission requirements,” said David Oglesbee, director, Sikorsky Global Helicopters Light Helicopter Di- vision. “Low operating costs and a strong safety record also have encouraged cus- tomers to add S-300 series helicopters to their fleets to grow and diversify their businesses in a soft market.”

In the United States, Sikorsky has seen colleges expanding their current rotary fleet or diversifying their aviation pro- grams to include rotary training. Many of these institutions are choosing Sikorsky light helicopters to meet their needs. The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sci- ences, for example, currently operates six Sikorsky light helicopters in its flight training program and has four S-300C he- licopters on order for delivery in 2010. UND Aerospace has operated S-300 se- ries helicopters in its training program since 1983.

Emerging international markets also have been a source of growth for a variety of missions. Shanghai Sikorsky has 10 civil helicopters on order: eight S-300C helicopters and two S-300CBi helicopters. These aircraft will be used for training, agriculture, and other missions. Shanghai Sikorsky is the distributor for Sikorsky light helicopters in China.

After delivering the first Sikorsky light

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