Sikorsky all alone in hunt for Air Force’s 112 helicopter order

Several outlets, including Aviation Week and Reuters are reporting EADS, Northrop Grumman and Boeing have all decided to drop out of the U.S. Air Force’s competition for a new combat search and rescue helicopter, leaving Sikorsky as the sole bidder.

Calls to the companies were not immediately returned Wednesday.

The Air Force released its request for proposals more than a month ago for the 112 aircraft program. Sikorsky is partnered with Lockheed Martin.

Shares in Sikorsky’s parent company, United Technologies were up 12 cents to $81.31 in Wednesday trading.

Rob Varnon