Sikorsky Legacy of Heroes Helicopter to Visit India

Sikorsky’s S-92 Legacy of Heroes (LOH) demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display across five cities in India beginning March 20. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Legacy of Heroes tour to India follows a series of global visits.

The tour commenced in the United States in September and has visited Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand. It will pay an extended visit to India, with stops in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai.

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A six-member crew is conducting briefings during the tour to highlight the multi-mission capability of the aircraft, which includes search and rescue (SAR) missions as well as a variety of transportation missions for accessing offshore oil and gas rigs, coastal surveillance, emergency medical transport and VIP transportation.

In each city, the Legacy of Heroes team will participate in first responder recognition ceremonies, an important element of the global tour.

“The S-92 Legacy of Heroes tour to India has a special significance, as cabins for the S-92 helicopter are manufactured in Hyderabad. With India serving as a global manufacturing base for this aircraft, it is a homecoming for the helicopter,” said Air Vice Marshal (Retired) Arvind Walia, executive VP, India & South Asia, Sikorsky.

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The worldwide fleet of 152 S-92 helicopters has accumulated more than 400,000 flight hours since deliveries began in 2004.

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, develops and produces civil certified helicopters and their derivatives. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., U.S.A., is a leading player in helicopter design, manufacture, and service.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., U.S.A., provides a broad range of technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

The company has created a microsite on the Internet to provide regular updates on the tour’s activities. The microsite offers blog reports from crew members and other highlights including photos and videos of the tour activities. It can be accessed at www.SikorskyLegacy.com.

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Rakesh Raman