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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Signing of Agreement for Development of Interactive Multimedia Training Tools

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Job Performance Associates, Inc. (JPA) for the development of interactive multimedia training products linked to Sikorsky technical publications. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Based on specific training needs identified by SAS, JPA will create and provide a library of web-based learning videos. These powerful, interactive multimedia tools – known as Job Performance Aids – provide "visual learning" unlike traditional printed and electronic training publications. The user is able to see step-by-step demonstrations of procedures, thereby facilitating quick, easy learning and information retention. By streamlining efficiencies, this visual training technology aligns with Sikorsky’s efforts to reduce direct operational costs for its customers.

"With video demonstrations embedded in our technical manuals, our field service representatives will be able to maintain the highest training standards. This technology provides an innovative way to standardize as well as reinforce on-the-job training among our facilities worldwide. We are pleased to team with JPA to advance training capabilities at all levels of our enterprise," said David Adler, president of Sikorsky Aerospace Services.

Michael Leigh, chief operations officer of Job Performance Associates, added:  "We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Sikorsky Aerospace Services. I believe that together we are going to dramatically change the way many companies educate and communicate to their employees."

Job Performance Associates, based in Jacksonville, Florida, delivers innovative learning products and services to a growing global audience. The company offers a visual approach to instruction that simplifies the inherent complexities found in most industries, and in a way that can be quickly understood by users with any level of experience. Through its dynamic enhancements to traditional text-based instruction, the company is enabling its customers to improve human performance in many critical areas using today’s language – which is digital and highly visual.

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. 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 worldwide.

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