Sikorsky Aerospace Services' HSI Supplies Robertson Fuel Tanks to Colombian Air Force

TRUMBULL, Conn., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, today announced the sale of 12 extended-range aircraft fuel tanks to the Colombian Air Force for installation on Bell Huey II helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is a Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. company. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Robertson Aviation LLC manufactures the tanks, and HSI serves as a distributor to Robertson's non-U.S. Government customers for rotorcraft built by Sikorsky and other selected helicopter variants, including the Huey II model. HSI signed the distribution agreement in January 2008 with Robertson, based in Tempe, Ariz., a world leader in design, development and production of crashworthy, extended-range fuel systems for aircraft, primarily helicopters.

"This sale is noteworthy because it marks the first for our new arrangement with Robertson Aviation, and because it reflects the rapid expansion of Sikorsky Aerospace Services' portfolio of global solutions," said Adam Schierholz, Business Development and Strategic Planning Manager for Sikorsky Aerospace Services. "We continue to increase our capacity to support aircraft made by more manufacturers and to do so with parts and equipment made by still other producers. In the aircraft aftermarket business, we are becoming the line that connects all the dots."

HSI, based in Trumbull, Conn., provides service and logistics solutions to commercial and military aircraft fleets worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed wing customers globally.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company's long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every time(TM)." 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.

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.