Sikorsky Eyes Top Spot In Helicopter Production | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.17.17

Airborne
04.18.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.17.17

Airborne
04.18.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Tue, Feb 23, 2010

Sikorsky Eyes Top Spot In Helicopter Production

Company President Says They Could Be There In "The Next Few Years"

At a news conference at the HAI Heli-Expo in Houston, TX Sunday, Sikorsky President and CEO Jeff Pino noted that the company could be positioned to become the world's biggest helicopter company in the not-too-distant future.

Pino reported that 2009 was a strong year for Sikorsky, which showed over $6.3 billion in turnover for the year ... $1.1 billion of that in its commercial helicopter business. "If you look at how our competitors calculate their backlogs, we have some $12 billion of business,'" said Pino. "In the next few years we could be the biggest helicopter company on the planet."

Reports indicate that the U.S. Army's Blackhawk and U.S. Navy's Seahawk (pictured, above) fleets account for a good deal of Sikorsky's backlog. It is also moving forward with the development of the CH-53 heavy lift aircraft for the Marine Corps, and Pino says the State Department was considering S-61s for use in Afghanistan.

Pino said the commercial side of the house represents 25% of the company's business, with solid orders for S-92, S-72, and Schweizer aircraft. He also said the new S-76D (artist's concept, above) was set for first deliveries in 2011, with the 800th S-76 rolling off the line in the near future.

FMI: www.sikorsky.com 

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two mi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.17)

"Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush." Source: New Zealand Police Sergeant Chris Turnbull, commenting on the use of a b>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.17)

Aero Linx: The Collings Foundation The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501(c)3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and supp>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC