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T700-GE-401C Engines To Power Singapore Naval Hawk Helicopters

March 02, 2005

LYNN, MASS. -- T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines will power six new Sikorsky S-70BTM twin-engine Naval HawkTM helicopters ordered by the Singapore Ministry of Defence.

Delivery of the engines to Sikorsky will begin in 2007, with delivery of the helicopters scheduled to begin in 2008.

"We are gratified to have been selected by the Singapore Navy," said Ed Birtwell, GE's vice president, Turboshaft Engines. "This customer is technically demanding, setting very high standards, and we are confident that the T700 will continue to meet their expectations."

The T700-GE-401C, rated at 1,800 shaft horsepower, is part of GE's highly popular family of T700/CT7 turboshaft and turboprop engines. Since entering service in 1978, more than 13,000 T700/CT7 engines have amassed more than 50 million flight-hours powering aircraft in service throughout the world.

T700-GE-701C engines have been in service for three years powering Singapore's eight Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters.

GE Transportation, Aircraft Engines, a part of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft.

TM S-70B and Naval Hawk are trademarks of Sikorsky, a United Technologies company

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