Turkey selects Sikorsky for 109 helicopter program

  • 04-May-2011 08:40 EDT
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The Turkish Utility Helicopter, derived from the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter (shown), will be an advanced, combat-proven, multimission helicopter that can meet all mission and performance requirements.

The Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for a contract involving 109 derivative Black Hawk helicopters for multimission use by the Turkish government. The aircraft will be assembled in Turkey by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as the prime contractor and will include components supplied by Sikorsky and other American and Turkish companies. As part of its contract proposal, Sikorsky will invest in expanding the dynamic components manufacturing capability of Alp Aviation, which is 50% owned by Sikorsky. Additionally, the industrialization proposal will allow Turkish industry access to the Sikorsky global supply chain including sale of Turkish assembled aircraft to future Sikorsky international customers. The DIEC has estimated that the export potential coupled with future Turkish indigenous requirements could reach 600 helicopters. The expected 10-year contract also would call for aftermarket support, including training and maintenance, leveraging Sikorsky's and Turkey's existing maintenance infrastructure to provide service and to supply parts and components to customers worldwide.

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