GKN Aerospace and Sikorsky Extend Contract on Black Hawk Hel
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Jul 19, 2022

GKN Aerospace and Sikorsky Extend Contract on Black Hawk Helicopters

  • Agreement includes continued supply of major composite structural components over five years

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.

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.”

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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.