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Sikorsky Helitech Partners with EURAVIA Engineering to Support Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6T Engines in Australasia

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- EURAVIA is pleased to announce the signing of a two year teaming agreement with SIKORSKY HELITECH, Australia to provide P&WC PT6T engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Lancashire, England, EURAVIA specialises in aftermarket services for a wide range of P&WC PT6 engines. The strategic partnership will support Bell 412 and 212 aircraft throughout Australasia. Sikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and does business as SIKORSKY HELITECH, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"This partnership between EURAVIA and SIKORSKY HELITECH ensures that Bell 412 & 212 operators will have access to high quality in-country MRO support for their PT6T engines which is underpinned by an unprecedented 4,000 hour warranty coverage," said Dennis G. Mendoros, EURAVIA Managing Director. "I am confident that these cost effective services will reduce aircraft operating cost significantly while enhancing engine reliability."

EURAVIA is a leading MRO provider of helicopter and fixed-wing engine repair and overhaul and offers Engineering and Training support to its Customers worldwide. EURAVIA owns the largest PT6 inventory and provides a wide range of PT6A & PT6T logistic support, including engine outright sales, exchange and leasing. EURAVIA is approved by EASA, FAA, ISO9001, DAOS and 14 OEMs and National Aviation Authorities. Headquartered in Kelbrook, England, EURAVIA has a wide range of international associations across 50 different countries in 4 continents. EURAVIA delivers high quality, cost-effective and reliable engines with the best PT6T warranty cover in the market. EURAVIA's Mobile Repair Team and Customer Support Managers offer extensive support for P&WC PT6A, PT6T and PT6C requirements.

SIKORSKY HELITECH and EURAVIA will develop a joint engine MRO strategy for Australia and Southeast Asia to support PT6T-powered Bell 212, Bell 412 and Bell UH-1H helicopters. With satellite offices throughout the region, SIKORSKY HELITECH is one of the largest providers of aftermarket support in the Asia Pacific area and will offer EURAVIA a seamless interface to the local and regional customer base. Sikorsky's support will include storage, logistics and distribution services across Australia as well as logistical facilities for shipments to and from Australia and the United Kingdom.

"By combining our companies' expertise, regional operators will benefit from best-in-class airframe and engine MRO services at very competitive rates. This teaming agreement will enable us to provide an in-country inventory of overhauled certified PT6T engines for sale and exchange - as well as associated accessories and components," said David Stilianos, General Manager of SIKORSKY HELITECH. "Additionally, last summer we launched PT6 engine maintenance training which further complements our ability to support regional customers with a single source MRO platform."

Sikorsky Aerospace Services provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft throughout the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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EURAVIA Engineering & Supply Co Ltd is a leading UK based independent overhaul facility for PT6A turboprop & PT6T turboshaft engines. The company holds 18 different international airworthiness approvals and has over 100 customers in 5 continents. EURAVIA's customers include both civil and defence organisations in 50 different countries. EURAVIA received the 2010 Queen's award for Enterprise in International Trade (Exports).

EURAVIA also offers a wide range of Design and Post Design Services including Life Assessment, Reliability Studies, Component Improvement Programmes and development of advanced aerospace computer systems in support of aircraft and helicopter engines.

EURAVIA is based in Kelbrook, Lancashire, England and has four modern, purpose designed & built facilities which cater for all turbine engine refurbishing and is complimented by a fully computerised, state of the art, test cell with an automated dynamometer and electric loading systems.

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