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CT Congressional delegation urges Israel to buy Sikorsky’s King Stallion helicopter

"As our strongest ally in an unpredictable region, Israel stands to strengthen our strategic partnership with the continued use of common airframes,” the lawmakers wrote.

Sikorsky and Boeing partner for chopper program

The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the development of the SB 1 Defiant, a medium-lift helicopter.

Sikorsky plant in Alabama OKs union pact

The Dothan Eagle reported the agreement includes an initial pay raise and guaranteed increases for the next four years.

Shutdown woes: Sikorsky may furlough 2,000

Without government inspectors, UTC manufacturing will halt.

Pratt & Whitney cuts another 400 employees

Layoffs in the defense sector continue.

Commercial activity bolsters aerospace firms

As the defense sector continues to shrink, a new report suggests gains in the commercial aerospace sector may be high enough to make up for losses in defense revenue

Senators ask to end Russian helicopter contract

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy recently joined nine other senators in appealing to Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in reconsidering the agency's $1.11 billion helicopter contract with the Russian company Rosoboronexport.

Sikorsky to lay off 200 employees

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced plans to lay off 200 employees, primarily in Connecticut.

Sikorsky seeks to retain Marine One contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., which has flown "every commander-in-chief since Eisenhower," looks to retain the contract for the presidential helicopter fleet when the current fleet of Marine One aircraft are replaced.

Murphy visits Sikorsky, rails sequester

The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to inform Connecticut manufacturers which programs and contracts may be impacted by the automatic budget cuts that went into effect March 1.

Florida co. wins second Sikorsky entrepreneurial competition

EvoLux Transportation L.L.C., a helicopter-oriented tech-travel company based in Boca Raton, Fla., won Sikorsky Innovations' second Entrepreneurial Challenge competition.

Sikorsky delivers first of record S-92 helicopter order

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the commercial aircraft business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has delivered the first of 16 completed S-92 helicopters to the U.K.-based Avincis Group.

Pratt & Whitney breaks ground on Singapore facility

Aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney expanded on its 30-year presence in Singapore this morning, breaking ground on its first production facility in the tiny southeast Asian country.

Defense contractors wary of sequester

A group of aerospace industry executives, including Pratt & Whitney President David Hess, warned Congress and the Obama administration that a failure to address the sequester – a package of billions of dollars in defense spending cuts scheduled to begin Jan. 1 – could result in “hundreds” of lost jobs.