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June 18, 2015
UTC to rid itself of Sikorsky Aircraft
Hartford, Conn. (UPI) Jun 16, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft is to be spun off or sold by parent company United Technologies Corp., subject to approval by UTC's board of directors. The decision follows a strategic company review by UTC which was announced earlier this year. Sikorsky Aircraft is a premier manufacturer of helicopters, including the UH-60 family of Blackhawks. "Our strategic review has confirmed that exiting the helicopter business is the best path forward for United Technologies," said Gregory Hayes, UTC pre ... read more

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