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Sikorsky
Sikorsky Video

Military and commercial helicopters; fixed-wing aircraft; spare parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; civil helicopter operations.

During the year, Sikorsky's revolutionary X2 Technology demonstrator took its final flight, proving once again that it could travel comfortably at approximately twice the speed of conventional helicopters. Two prototype light-tactical helicopters are now under development based on the X2 Technology demonstrator. Sikorsky has received a number of prestigious awards for its breakthrough X2 Technology, including the Robert J. Collier Trophy in 2011.

Initial models of the CH-148 CYCLONE helicopter were provided to Canadian Forces in 2011. The CH-148 incorporates significant technological innovations to enable a full range of maritime missions.

The company also delivered the MH-60S SEAHAWK helicopter to the Royal Thai Navy, marking the first international delivery of the aircraft. The Royal Australian Navy has contracted with the U.S. government for 24 Sikorsky MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters, the most advanced antisubmarine and antisurface warfare helicopter currently in operation.

Sikorsky is modernizing and reselling 50-year-old S-61 helicopters, a longtime mainstay for naval and commercial operations, and modernizing 30-year-old BLACK HAWK helicopters for the U.S. Army.

Sikorsky won a number of significant competitions during the year.

The government of Turkey selected the company for a program involving 109 coproduced derivative BLACK HAWK helicopters. Some components will be built and assembled at the company's 50-percent-owned manufacturing facility in Turkey. Sweden is the first European country to procure the Sikorsky UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter, a highly sophisticated aircraft for transport, search and rescue, and other missions. The company also signed a multiyear contract to provide 16 S-92 helicopters to Bond Aviation Group for offshore crude oil and natural gas support.

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Hamilton Sundstrand Video

Electrical power generation and distribution systems; engine accessories and control systems; flight control systems and pilot controls; propulsion systems; environmental control systems; auxiliary power units; aircraft lighting; fire protection products for aircraft and military ground vehicles; NASA's space suit/life support system; industrial products, including portable and stationary air compressors, high-pressure pumps, gas compressors, and metering pumps and systems.

Two Boeing aircraft — the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 airliner — entered service in 2011 equipped with key systems provided by Hamilton Sundstrand. The company was instrumental in the design and testing of the Dreamliner and provided nine of its major systems.

Hamilton Sundstrand has been selected to supply systems on the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets. It also is providing the lighting and electrical systems for Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. During the year, Bombardier recognized Hamilton Sundstrand with its annual In-Service STAR (Supplier Top Achievement Recognition) award for its support of Bombardier's Q400 aircraft program.

The company continues to grow its presence in the China market. During the year, construction began on a facility in Xi'an to manufacture the electric power generation and distribution system for the C919 aircraft being developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. The facility is part of a joint-venture arrangement with AVIC Electromechanical Systems Co. Ltd. Hamilton Sundstrand also will provide the C919's emergency power system, pilot controls, and fire and overheat protection system. Additionally, the company is partnering with AVIC on ventures to develop components for auxiliary power units and vapor cycle machines for commercial aircraft for China and international markets.

In July, Hamilton Sundstrand supported the launch of NASA's final space shuttle mission. The company will remain the lead contractor on NASA's space suit and continue to support the International Space Station, which will be in orbit through 2020.

Hamilton Sundstrand's industrial businesses — Milton Roy, Sullair and Sundyne — are recognized as global leaders in critical pump technologies and compressed air solutions.

Pratt & Whitney Video

Turbofan engines for large commercial, business and military aircraft; turboprop engines for regional airline, business, utility and military aircraft; turboshaft engines for commercial and military helicopters; land-based gas turbine, biomass, solar thermal and geothermal power solutions for the industrial and utility markets; maintenance, repair and overhaul services, including the sale of spare parts as well as fleet management services; liquid space propulsion systems for military and commercial applications.

The PurePower PW1500G engine took to the skies for its first flight in 2011, launching the flight-test program for the next-generation Geared Turbofan engine. It flew its maiden flight on the company's 747SP flying test bed at the new Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Canada. The PW1500G engine test program will run a total of eight test engines with certification scheduled for 2012 and entry into service in 2013. Orders have been placed for more than 2,000 PurePower engines, including options.

During the year, Pratt & Whitney celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facility in Canada. The facility will assemble and test the PurePower PW1500G engine series for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft and the advanced PurePower PW800 family of engines for the next generation of large business jets.

The F135 engine continues to demonstrate excellent reliability and performance while powering nearly 1,000 flights for the F-35 Lightning II. In 2011, Pratt & Whitney was awarded more than $4 billion in F135 orders for all phases of the program. The company also demonstrated the capability to double the output of production F135 engines, bringing total deliveries to nearly 40.

Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines were chosen to power the U.S. Air Force's KC-46 tanker, an aerial refueling aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has begun testing the J-2X upper-stage engine, which will power NASA's next era of human spaceflight. The J-2X is based on a proven design that could provide a safe and reliable solution for NASA's future heavy-lift launch vehicles.