Sikorsky, November 29, 2004 - Hartford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. delivered two S-70 BLACK HAWKs to the Royal Thai Army at a ceremony here today.
His Excellency Mr. Kasit Piromya, Royal Thai Ambassador to the United States, accepted the aircraft logbooks as part of the ceremonial transfer of title.
With the delivery, the Royal Thai Army now has five S-70 BLACK HAWKs. The aircraft were acquired through the U.S.Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Sikorsky had previously delivered six S-70B SEAHAWKs for shipborne service and six S-76s for search-and-rescue to the Royal Thai Navy via FMS.
"Sikorsky Aircraft is grateful that Thailand and the Royal Thai Army have shown such trust in our products," said Sikorsky President Stephen Finger. "We will continue to support Thailand and work to maintain that trust as Thailand modernizes its aviation capabilities."
Worldwide, S-70 BLACK HAWK helicopter variants are serving, or are on order, with 25 governments -- Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Sikorsky helicopters occupy a prominent position in the intermediate to heavy range of 11,700 lb (5,300 kg.) to 73,500 lb (33,000 kg.) gross weight. They are flown by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in more than 40 nations.
Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.