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November 13, 1987
An Army helicopter manufacturer is designing special shielding to protect part of the craft's control system from radio waves, but company and Pentagon officials rejected reports that such interference can cause a crash. Army officials instructed Sikorsky Aircraft in October, 1986, to develop an engineering proposal for shielding because they are planning new missions for the UH-60 Black Hawk, company officials said. The Stratford, Conn.
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February 21, 2006 | From Associated Press
Nearly 3,600 Sikorsky Aircraft employees in Connecticut and Florida went on strike Monday, blaming higher health insurance costs in the company's contract offer as the reason for their walkout. Workers with Local 1150 of the Teamsters overwhelmingly rejected the contract and voted Sunday in favor of the strike, the company's first since 1963. The union represents 3,500 workers at the helicopter maker in Connecticut and 90 employees in Florida.
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BUSINESS
April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
The Hong Kong government has signed a contract to buy eight helicopters from American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, a company announcement said. The $54-million contract calls for five general purpose helicopters and three search and rescue variants and provides for options at a fixed price for an additional four general purpose helicopters, Sikorsky said. The S-76 helicopters are to be used by the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. "These aircraft will be the most advanced civil search and rescue helicopters available," Sikorsky President Eugene Buckley said.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
The Hong Kong government has signed a contract to buy eight helicopters from American manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, a company announcement said. The $54-million contract calls for five general purpose helicopters and three search and rescue variants and provides for options at a fixed price for an additional four general purpose helicopters, Sikorsky said. The S-76 helicopters are to be used by the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. "These aircraft will be the most advanced civil search and rescue helicopters available," Sikorsky President Eugene Buckley said.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2006 | From Associated Press
Nearly 3,600 Sikorsky Aircraft employees in Connecticut and Florida went on strike Monday, blaming higher health insurance costs in the company's contract offer as the reason for their walkout. Workers with Local 1150 of the Teamsters overwhelmingly rejected the contract and voted Sunday in favor of the strike, the company's first since 1963. The union represents 3,500 workers at the helicopter maker in Connecticut and 90 employees in Florida.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Sikorsky Aircraft is studying the feasibility of building civilian helicopters capable of carrying up to 100 people on short- and medium-range flights, the company announced. The new helicopters would be introduced around the turn of the century and could help ease growing problems with urban transportation and airport congestion, officials said Saturday.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1999
* Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plans to cut 1,100 jobs in Connecticut, citing a need to reduce overhead and become more competitive in a global marketplace.
NEWS
May 21, 1995 | Associated Press
Relatives of four Marines killed in the crash of a presidential helicopter two years ago have filed a $48-million wrongful death lawsuit against the aircraft's manufacturer and others. The Navy helicopter, a Sikorsky VH-60N Black Hawk, crashed May 19, 1993, near Nanjemoy, Md. The craft was on a post-maintenance checkout flight. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, named Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and General Electric Co.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Black Hawk Helicopter Contract Awarded: Sikorsky Aircraft said it was awarded a $1.54-billion contract to build 300 Black Hawk helicopters over the next five years, giving a much needed boost to Connecticut's battered defense industry. The company will build 60 UH-60 Black Hawks a year for the U.S. Army through 1996. The Army has an option to order up to 180 additional Black Hawks.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Sikorsky Aircraft is studying the feasibility of building civilian helicopters capable of carrying up to 100 people on short- and medium-range flights, the company announced. The new helicopters would be introduced around the turn of the century and could help ease growing problems with urban transportation and airport congestion, officials said Saturday.
NEWS
November 13, 1987
An Army helicopter manufacturer is designing special shielding to protect part of the craft's control system from radio waves, but company and Pentagon officials rejected reports that such interference can cause a crash. Army officials instructed Sikorsky Aircraft in October, 1986, to develop an engineering proposal for shielding because they are planning new missions for the UH-60 Black Hawk, company officials said. The Stratford, Conn.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
United Technologies Corp. dropped its $2.6-billion bid to buy automated teller machine maker Diebold Inc., saying the target company had refused requests for financial information. United Technologies, which owns Sikorsky Aircraft, Otis elevator and other businesses, made its offer in February in an effort to broaden its security business and expand into China. Diebold rejected the offer immediately.
NEWS
March 12, 1986 | from Reuters
The Army today grounded all 640 of its Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters after a crash Tuesday at Ft. Rucker, Ala., which killed the pilot and two passengers. It is the second grounding in 11 months for the workhorse Blackhawk, made by Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corp., and another in a series of mishaps plaguing U.S. military helicopters.
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