Sikorsky Aerospace Services to provide Aerial Refueling Capability for 13 US Air Force H-60 Helicopters
Sikorsky, September 15, 2008 - STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with 13 aerial refueling assemblies for H-60 helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. "The refuel assemblies enable in-flight aircraft refueling, which increases the helicopters' range, saving valuable time and expanding the mission and role of the aircraft," said George Mitchell, Director, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, Material Logistics and Spares.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services supplies the fuel probe assemblies as an aftermarket option for H-60 aircraft. The contract value is approximately $2 million.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s aftermarket business, includes Derco Aerospace, Inc., Helicopter Support, Inc., Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, Composite Technology, Inc., and Sikorsky Aircraft Australia - Helitech, and offers complete aftermarket support solutions globally.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Sikorsky Aircraft's mission statement reflects the company's long commitment to safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every time™."
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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