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United Technologies Corporation : Sikorsky Innovations Signs on as First Rotorcraft Member of the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green® Alliance

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03/28/2012 | 06:10pm CET

STRATFORD, Conn., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Innovations has announced its support of the Aviation Green® Alliance by becoming its first rotorcraft member and one of its first founding sponsors. Sikorsky Innovations is Sikorsky Aircraft's technology development organization, charged with tackling the toughest problems in vertical flight. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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"Sikorsky has been employing a comprehensive strategy for environmental management and sustainability to lead the rotorcraft industry in reducing energy consumption, protecting our natural resources, and being a leader in green and sustainable initiatives and green technology," said Robert Araujo, Sikorsky Manager of Sustainable Development and Environmental, Health and Safety Programs. "Initiatives like the Aviation Green Alliance are an opportunity for industry leaders to leave an indelible mark on the future of green aviation, and Sikorsky is proud to support this effort."

Laurence Vigeant Langlois, Sikorsky Innovations' Director of Business Development & Partnerships, added, "The Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance presents an opportunity for Sikorsky to demonstrate our engagement and to support initiatives that respond to the aviation industry's environmental sustainability challenges throughout the product life cycle. We look forward to sharing best practices and to maturing our partnership in environmental stewardship."

"We are thrilled to have Sikorsky Innovations join our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members," said Lindbergh Foundation chairman and CEO Larry Williams. "I am confident that both Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh would be enormously proud to have such a prestigious organization -- especially one with such close historical ties -- that has done so much for aviation as well as the environment, supporting this vital Foundation program. I look forward to continuing the collaboration between the Lindbergh and Sikorsky namesakes that began with Charles and Igor more than a half century ago."

The Lindbergh Foundation launched the Aviation Green Alliance to support and encourage those who are committed to proactively addressing aviation and environmental challenges. Sikorsky joins a prestigious list of current founding sponsors including Bombardier, Cessna, FedEx, Hawker Beechcraft, Fantasy of Flight, and Jeppesen, as the first rotorcraft member of the Alliance.

Sikorsky Innovations is an agile, networked group of Sikorsky employees and industry teammates dedicated to demonstrating innovative technology solutions to the toughest problems in vertical flight. Sikorsky Innovations is pursuing a broad range of advanced technologies, including the X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator, aware and adaptive aircraft systems, and optionally piloted aircraft.

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.

About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which focuses on technological breakthroughs to address significant aviation-environmental issues. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program; and a variety of educational events including the new Aviation Green Alliance.

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