Jul 5, 2017: Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted two day event for the top German Aerospace company’s engineering, manufacturing and maintenance, repair, overhaul experts. The event discussed the new Marine CH-53K King Stallion helicopter and the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Programme. The event took place at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida facility.
“It is Sikorsky's intent to be heavily involved as the original equipment manufacturer, but to have German suppliers accomplish the majority of the work when it comes to platform sustainment. We have several suppliers with whom we are finalizing exclusive relationships and who will form the foundation for the Sikorsky STH team in Germany,” said Nathalie Previte, vice president of Sikorsky’s strategy and business development.
The participants were briefed on the CH-53K aircraft, the programme and met the Sikorsky leadership team. The agenda included a programme summary, an update on the STH programme, the industrialisation opportunities on the CH-53K and a tour of the factory and the helicopter.
The CH-53K King Stallion advances Sikorsky’s 50 years of manufacturing and operational achievement with its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E predecessors. The CH-53K aircraft is designed to be intelligent, consistent, low maintenance and survivable in the most grave and remote forward operating bases.