UK Royals pick Sikorsky for next family helo

Irony, via Stratford, Connecticut.

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky unit, maker of the Black Hawk helicopter, said the U.K.’s royal family named it the preferred supplier, a designation that puts it in line to manufacture the family’s next chopper. The royal family now uses a Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter and its replacement will be an upgraded model, subject to contract and U.K. government approval, the Stratford, Connecticut, aircraft maker said in a statement.

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One Response to UK Royals pick Sikorsky for next family helo

  1. John Price 20 November, 2007 at 2:04 pm #

    Well, well, well – Britain’s Royals go for an American product, while the US’s President will be flying European … However, if the “preferred choice” tag attached to other programmes desired by British forces is any precedent, any actual order, let alone delivery, will occur well beyond the Greek Kalends.
    HMG’s Treasury doesn’t let bawbees out of its sporran that easily.
    JP

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