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Apr 14, 2014, 12:01 ET
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China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Maritime Helicopter Support Company Breaks Ground on Navy's MH-60R Helicopter Maintenance Facilities

 The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo) -- a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company -- today broke ground to...

Feb 25, 2014, 15:45 ET
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Milestone Aviation Group Signs Contract With Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation To Purchase Eight Additional S-92® Helicopters

 Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today at Helicopter...

Feb 24, 2014, 14:14 ET
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Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i™ Aircraft Pilots and Maintainers

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its first graduating class from the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA). A team of Brunei pilots and...

Feb 10, 2014, 15:00 ET
In January 2014, Sikorsky powered 'on' the three GE 7,500 shaft horsepower class engines of the first CH-53K heavy lift helicopter prototype - known as the Ground Test Vehicle - and spun the rotor head without rotor blades. The event continues safety-of-flight tests started in December with pilots at the aircraft's controls. The Ground Test Vehicle is anchored to the ground at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Development Flight Center in Florida. Four additional test aircraft are being prepared for flight test, beginning in late 2014.  (PRNewsFoto/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation)

Sikorsky Begins Safety of Flight Tests on First Prototype CH-53K Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has powered up the engines and spun the rotor head on the first...

Dec 12, 2013, 12:19 ET
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Sikorsky Innovations Awarded Contract for Phase 1 DARPA X-Plane Program

  Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced it has won a contract for Phase 1...

Nov 17, 2013, 00:00 ET

Sikorsky Delivers 2nd of two VIP S-92® Helicopters for Service to the Turkish Prime Ministry

DUBAI AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it recently delivered the second of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish...

Nov 13, 2013, 16:14 ET
PHI Inc. has completed the first operational flights of the new "Rig Approach" system, a first-of-its-kind functionality on the S-92(R) helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig Approach allows for more consistent operations under challenging weather and operating conditions. (PRNewsFoto/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation)

PHI flies first Rig Approach™ Customer Flights in the S-92® helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PHI Inc. announced today the completion of the first operational flights of the new "Rig Approach" system, a...

Oct 31, 2013, 15:27 ET
At 35 feet (10.6 m) span length, and almost three feet (0.9 m) chord width, the all-composite main rotor blade for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter is the largest and most technologically advanced ever produced by Sikorsky.  (PRNewsFoto/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation)

Sikorsky Completes Initial Tests of First Rotor Blades for CH-53K Helicopter

 Sikorsky Aircraft has successfully completed the initial phase of testing for the first-ever main and tail rotor blades manufactured for the...

Sep 26, 2013, 15:55 ET
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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Enters Final Assembly with Delivery of the Fuselage from Aurora Flight Sciences

 Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this week begins final assembly of the prototype S-97...

Aug 22, 2013, 16:33 ET
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Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28® aircraft granted Full Icing Certification by EASA and FAA

 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. have certified the M28® fixed-wing...

Jul 26, 2013, 10:29 ET
The first MH-60R SEAHAWK(R) helicopter delivered by Sikorsky Aircraft for the Royal Australian Navy arrived July 24 at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training in Owego, N.Y., for installation of the digital cockpit and integrated mission systems and sensors.  (PRNewsFoto/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation)

Commonwealth of Australia Thanks Sikorsky for Early Delivery of First MH-60R Helicopter

 The Commonwealth of Australia has thanked Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), for early delivery...

Jul 09, 2012, 05:00 ET
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Thailand Signs LOA to be first in Southeast Asia to operate Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW-- Sikorsky today announced that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to acquire two UH-60M...

Feb 14, 2012, 09:04 ET
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Sikorsky Opens Business Office in Mexico

 Sikorsky Export Corporation, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has opened...

Feb 13, 2012, 23:30 ET
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Sikorsky Signs with Korea Coast Guard for S-92® Helicopter for Multi-Purpose Helicopter Program

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a contract with the...

Feb 13, 2012, 23:00 ET
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Sikorsky to Open Office in Malaysia

 SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky plans to establish an office in Malaysia, taking the first step toward expanding its industry presence in...

Dec 21, 2011, 16:12 ET
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Sikorsky Completes Production of the S-92® Helicopter for Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue Operations

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for...

Mar 08, 2011, 10:00 ET
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HAI Inducts Sergei Sikorsky as Honorary Lifetime Member

Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky, was inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the...

Jan 20, 2011, 14:08 ET
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U.S. Navy Renews Successful Helicopter Logistics Program With $1.4B Follow-On Contract

The Maritime Helicopter Support Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United...

Jul 15, 2010, 07:07 ET

Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Team to Jointly Pursue U.S. Air Force's HH-60 Recap Helicopter Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) will compete jointly...