Sikorsky develops automated oil rig approach system

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Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft won FAA approval for Rig Approach, a new system the helicopter maker has developed with its customer PHI Inc. to help pilots land safely on deep-sea oil rigs. It’s an automated system the two companies have been developing since 2007. It reduces the workload of a pilot during approach of an oil […] [Read More]

Sikorsky sales down 7 percent as military cuts weigh on profits

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Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft actually delivered more helicopters in the first quarter of this year than a year ago, but sales revenue was down 7 percent to $1.24 billion, the aircraft maker’s parent corporation reported Tuesday. United Technologies, the parent of Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney and several of the most recognized industrial and aerospace brands in […] [Read More]

Sikorsky delivers Polish-built Black Hawks to Colombians

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Late last week, Sikorsky Aircraft announced the Colombian Army formally inducted five new Sikorsky S-70i multi-mission helicopters into its fleet. Colombia is the first South American country to buy the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter variant from Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “We are honored by the trust the Colombian Armed Forces continue […] [Read More]

Boeing Sikorsky unveil helicopter of the future

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Boeing and Sikorsky said Thursday they have the U.S. Military’s helicopter of the future. The aviation giants have teamed up to pursue the Army’s Joint Multi-Role contract and will offer up a new breed of helicopter based on Sikorsky’s X2. The X2 is Sikorsky’s experimental helicopter which operates with counter rotating rotors on top of […] [Read More]
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff plans to push out Black Hawk deliveries

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Defense News is reporting today that U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has signed a plan to deal with sequestration that would include extending the Black Hawk fleet modernization program by three to five years. Sikorsky is currently sitting on a five year, $8.5 billion contract to build the new fleet of Black […] [Read More]

Black Hawk provides Sikorsky cover against sequestration

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With concerns over sequestration hanging over his Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace systems subsidiaries, Louis Chenevert, chief executive officer and chairman of United Technologies, said the company is prepared for a 10 cent hit to earnings per share in a worst case scenario. Chenevert, speaking at the Barclays Conference, was in step […] [Read More]

Sikorsky Aerospace taps Texas firm for State Department contract

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the Shelton-based aftermarket service arm of Sikorsky Aircraft, has picked Texas-based S-TEC/ Cobhman Commercial systems to do the advanced avionics work on the S-61 modernization program for the State Department. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Hartford-based United Technologies, won a contract to provide up to 110 S-61s to the State Department in 2010. […] [Read More]

Sikorsky in financial tussles with Canadians and U.S.

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Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft is facing up to $80 million in fines from the Canadian government, Reuters reported this week, if the helicopter maker can’t get the Canadians to accept delivery of the new Cyclone, search and rescue helicopter. UTC reported that Sikorsky had taken a $157 million charge related to delays in  this program in […] [Read More]
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Sikorsky shows improvement in fourth quarter

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Sales increased three percent and Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft delivered 18 more aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago. The helicopter maker’s parent company, United Technologies said during a conference call with analysts that Sikorsky had sales of $2.17 billion in the quarter, but operating profit was down […] [Read More]

Sikorsky’s Maurer to speak at UNH winter graduation

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Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, will will be one of the commencement speakers at the University of New Haven’s winter graduation on Jan. 19. The Stratford-based subsidiary of United Technologies has become the world’s largest helicopter maker and holds several lucrative U.S. Department of Defense contracts for the Army, Navy and Marines. […] [Read More]
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