Labinal selected by Sikorsky for the UH-60M/MH-60R program

Dallas - Texas, January 19, 2009

Labinal, a company of the SAFRAN Group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to manufacture electrical harnesses for the UH-60M/MH-60R program. Deliveries are scheduled to be made from 2009 to 2013.

"Winning this program from a premier customer such as Sikorsky is a tribute to our team and the ability of Labinal to demonstrate the total value of our capabilities. We look forward to a long and successful teaming with Sikorsky" said Norman Jordan, Labinal Chairman and CEO.

About the UH-60M/MH-60R

With a new airframe, avionics and propulsion system, the UH-60M helicopter is the latest and most modern in a series of BLACK HAWK variants that Sikorsky has been delivering to the Army since 1978. The UH-60M helicopter provides additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, better handling qualities and situational awareness, active vibration control, improved survivability, and improved producibility.

The MH-60R helicopter was designed to support the U.S. Navy's helicopter master plan and meet mission requirements for maritime dominance. The MH-60S helicopter complements the mission capabilities of the MH-60R helicopter by performing troop transport, airborne mine countermeasures, armed helicopter and naval special warfare support missions. The MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters share the common multi-function digital glass cockpit. The airframe and cockpit commonality between the two aircraft provide exceptional flexibility of support, maintenance, and training, yielding significant savings.

About Labinal

One of the SAFRAN Group's high-tech companies, Labinal is a world leader in the field of electrical wiring systems design, engineering, manufacturing and installation, including associated technology for the aviation, space and defense markets. Labinal's capabilities have grown out of decades of aerospace wiring design and production experience, and unmatched expertise founded in our partnerships with the world's leading aerospace and defense companies. Labinal's industrial activities are organized in four divisions to better serve our markets and customers with locations throughout the world.

About Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company's mission statement reflects its long commitment to safety and innovation : "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every time." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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