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IDEF 2011: Sikorsky reveals plans for a new light twin helicopter

12th May 2011 - 17:45 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Istanbul, Turkey


Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and Sikorsky are working together on the development of a new light twin helicopter, which will fill a gap in the US helicopter giant’s product line in the 3.5 to 4.5 ton class.

In a joint press conference to outline details of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP), which saw Sikorsky named as preferred bidder with its T-70 Black Hawk at the end of April, Sikorsky vice president of strategic partnerships Steve Estill revealed the two companies were in discussion about the co-development of a Turkish light helicopter.

‘We are very excited about that project as

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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