Airbus H175

GECAS orders jets, helicopters

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GE Capital Aviation Services is ordering 60 A320neo passenger jets from Airbus to lease to airliners powered by engines from a GE Aviation joint venture with Safran, also ordering nearly 50 helicopters from rivals of Sikorsky Aircraft. Fairfield-based GE (NYSE; GE) is in the process of selling off much of GE Capital, but has stated it plans to […] [Read More]
Robert Leduc

UTC replaces Maurer at Sikorsky

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Mick Maurer is out as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, with parent company United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) assigning former UTC executive Robert Leduc as his replacement, effective immediately. Maurer will continue reporting directly to UTC CEO Greg Hayes in his new role as senior vice president of strategic projects, with UTC planning a spin-off or sale […] [Read More]

Stamford business group postponements

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Updated at 3:37 p.m. WWE postponed Monday’s live event in Hartford and cancelled a Tuesday event in Boston, but will broadcast live Monday starting at 8 p.m. from its studios in Stamford where it is based. Ticket’s for tonight’s show at Hartford’s XL Center will be honored for a SmackDown event on Thursday, January 29 that will air […] [Read More]

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]