March 5, 2014
Sikorsky and Turkey sign BLACK HAWK Helicopter licensing and manufacturing agreements
Sikorsky Aircraft has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i International BLACK HAWK helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i helicopters for Sikorsky. 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.