- Agreement includes continued supply of major composite structural components over five years
Farnborough, UK. 21 July 2022. 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.”
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.
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility military helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.