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GKN Aerospace and Sikorsky Extend Contract on Black Hawk Helicopters

Posted 19 July 2022

GKN Aerospace has announced that it has signed an extension to a long-term agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company to supply composite structure components for the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter.


Image courtesy Lockheed Martin

GKN Aerospace is a supplier for structural components and has a long history of supporting the Sikorsky helicopter. The composite components are manufactured at the GKN Aerospace facilities in Tallassee, Alabama.

Shawn Black, President of Defense, said: “The Black Hawk is an iconic helicopter and the mainstay of multiple military and rescue services around the world. I am extremely proud of our team’s effort. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Sikorsky on the Black Hawk and other vital aircraft.”

GKN Aerospace is also the supplier of advanced rotorcraft blades for multiple variants of the Black Hawk helicopter including the HH-60W, UH-60M and the S-70.
 
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