Air Force decision a slap in the face to some at Sikorsky

Some Sikorsky workers in Stratford feel an Air Force decision is a slap in the face. Sikorsky?s new helicopter model, the S-92, was outgunned by Boeing Thursday when the Air Force chose Boeing?s Chinook.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2006, 12:11 AM

Updated 6,407 days ago

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Air Force decision a slap in the face to some at Sikorsky
Some Sikorsky workers in Stratford feel an Air Force decision is a slap in the face.
Sikorsky?s new helicopter model, the S-92, was outgunned by Boeing Thursday when the Air Force chose Boeing?s Chinook. Sikorsky officials say this is the second blow to the company, which recently lost the presidential helicopter contract. Sikorsky had poured $1 billion into building the S-92 prototype to win the Air Force contract.
A Sikorsky representative says workers are disappointed but not discouraged. According to the representative, they have plenty of orders for the S-92 and there will be no layoffs as a result of the lost Air Force contract.


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