5 March 2014
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. said it has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey´s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters for operation by the Turkish government, and to assemble 109 S-70i helicopters for Sikorsky.
The T-70 is a Turkish variant of Sikorsky´s S-70i International Black Hawk helicopter.
The agreements license the transfer of certain manufacturing technology to Turkish industry, and provide for the potential to produce up to a total of 600 aircraft, including both T-70 units for Turkish indigenous use and S-70i aircraft for export over the next 30 years. The agreements are subject to requisite export approvals.
Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.