Sikorsky Co-sponsors Military Appreciation Pavilion at PGA Tour Honda Classic Golf Tournament

Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:30am EST

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STRATFORD, Conn.,  Feb. 21, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today
announced its co-sponsorship of the Military Appreciation Pavilion at the PGA
Tour Honda Classic on  Feb. 25-March 3, 2013, at PGA National Resort & Spa, 
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.   Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).  


The 2,500-square-foot pavilion will be located at the tour's 17th  hole, and
will be open on  Feb. 28-March 3  to all active duty military personnel,
reservists, veterans and military retirees who will have free access, for
themselves and one guest, to the tournament grounds during the Honda Classic.  

The pavilion will open from  9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  on  Feb. 28-March 1  and  9
a.m. to 6 p.m.  on  March 2-3. Complimentary lunch, snacks and beverages will be
served to guests at the pavilion.  

"Sikorsky is proud to pay tribute to our military personnel, past and present,
for their service to our country," said  Bob Kokorda, Sikorsky Vice President of
Sales & Marketing and a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran. "We have a close
connection to the military, providing helicopters to all five branches of the
U.S. armed forces, and 23 percent of our U.S. workforce are veterans.  We look
forward to welcoming military service men and women to the Military Appreciation
Pavilion, and personally expressing our gratitude."  

As part of the sponsorship, Sikorsky Aircraft will have on static display the X2
TECHNOLOGY demonstrator, which proved its capability in 2010 to double the
cruise speed of conventional helicopters. Also on display will be the S-97
RAIDER mockup of the new helicopter program funded by Sikorsky and its team
members to demonstrate the military application of the break-through X2
rotorcraft design.  

Sikorsky Aircraft is jointly sponsoring the Military Appreciation Pavilion with
Wells Fargo Bank.  

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 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.  

Worldwide, Sikorsky Aircraft employs nearly 17,000 people, including 1,600 in 
Florida  with 1,150 at its Development Flight Center and Florida Assembly &
Flight Operations in  West Palm Beach, Fla.   




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