Fort Worth Facility Employs Approximately 100 Workers
In a ceremony last week, Texas
Secretary of State Roger Williams presided over the formal opening
of the new Sikorsky design engineering facility in Fort Worth,
US Congresswoman Kay Granger, Fort Worth Mayor Michael Moncrief
and more than 100 other guests and Sikorsky employees attended the
dedication ceremony at the 25,000-square-foot facility located at
4800 Overton Plaza.
"The Fort Worth System Integration Center is an important
component of Sikorsky's overall strategic growth plan," said
Jeffrey Pino, Sikorsky president. "Today, Sikorsky Aircraft proudly
joins the rich and pre-eminent aerospace tradition here in Fort
Worth. This culture of aviation excellence will help us to deliver
both immediate and long-lasting contributions to some of Sikorsky's
and the aerospace industry's most exciting development
Sikorsky's current production programs include the Black Hawk
and Naval Hawk helicopters for the U.S. government and
international customers, and the S-76 and S-92 helicopters for
commercial customers. Development programs include the CH-53K for
the US Marine Corps, the CH-148 Cyclone for the Canadian Maritime
program, the new S-76D helicopter, Black Hawk and Naval Hawk
upgrades, and the X2 Technology demonstrator.
Mark Miller, Sikorsky vice president, engineering, said the Fort
Worth System Integration Center will complement the Sikorsky
Dynamic Systems and Avionics Integration design teams.
"Initially, the work completed at this facility will directly
support the CH-53K heavy-lift program, but in the broader sense,
this center will enhance and support Sikorsky's future growth needs
beyond that program," Miller said.
Approximately 100 aerospace workers, drawn mostly from the
Dallas-Fort Worth area, will staff the center to conduct dynamic
systems design work and avionics integration. The company also has
opened engineering design centers staffed by third-party
engineering service providers in Indiana and Kentucky.