ANAHEIM, CA-- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced at Heli-Expo the creation of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a rebranding of its existing commercial business units currently located in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
Sikorsky Global Helicopters will comprise current Sikorsky aircraft platforms S-76, S-92, and H-92 helicopters; Schweizer Aircraft platforms S-300c, S-300CBi, S-333 and S-434 helicopters; and all operations of Keystone Helicopter Corp. and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG).
"This historic decision supports Sikorsky’s strategic vision to continue its exceptional growth path, become more global, and sharpen its business unit focus on specific customer segments," says Marc Poland, Vice President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. "This growth continues to mean more opportunity for all of Sikorsky’s stakeholders, both internal and external, and represents yet another step forward for the comprehensive Sikorsky brand."
As part of the initiative, Schweizer commercial products will take on the Sikorsky name and corporate association. Schweizer will remain as an entity and location in Horseheads, NY, Keystone Helicopters will continue to offer Engine and Helicopter Services in Coatesville, PA, and AAG will continue to operate charter, fractional, and aircraft management services in New York. Sikorsky Global Helicopters will engage in the manufacturing and completion of Sikorsky commercial helicopters at the Coatesville location.
Announcement made at Heli-Expo
June 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the first delivery of the aircraft now known as the S-300C helicopter.
Eddy will be responsible for strategic leadership and general management of the growing billion-dollar business.