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2012 Annual Report, Financial and Corportate Responsibility Performance
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Military and commercial helicopters; fixed-wing aircraft; spare parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; civil helicopter operations.

Sikorsky’s new S-76D helicopter raises the standard of excellence, with power and performance enhanced by all-composite main rotor blades and optimized Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines.
  • Employees: 16,591
  • Net Sales: $6.8 Billion
  • Operating Profit: $712 Million

Sikorsky’s new, highly anticipated S-76D helicopter entered the market late in 2012. The helicopter offers customers a higher cruise speed than its predecessor as well as greater fuel efficiencies and quieter operation. The S-76D is designed for use in offshore petroleum operations, executive transportation, search and rescue, and emergency medical services.

During the year, the U.S. Army accepted delivery of the 500th H-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter. The deliveries, which began in 2007, include aircraft contracted by the U.S. Army for several other U.S. government agencies and foreign militaries. Subject to annual funding approvals, the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy have agreed to purchase a baseline quantity of 653 BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK helicopters over the next five years, with an option to purchase an additional 263 under the same financial terms.

Sikorsky helicopters entered new markets during the year. Thailand signed to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to operate the aircraft. Sweden took delivery of its final two of 15 UH-60M helicopters as the first country in Europe to receive the advanced aircraft. On the commercial aircraft side, Sikorsky sold its first new S-76D helicopters to customers with operations in China, Japan and Mexico.

Sikorsky’s aftermarket company signed a four-year agreement with the Australian Defence Force for ongoing logistics and engineering support for the country’s fleet of BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK helicopters.

Sikorsky moved forward with the development of the CH-53K helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps. During the year, it delivered the first prototype for ground-based flight systems testing. When it enters service in 2018, the CH-53K will be the largest heavy-lift maritime helicopter in the world, capable of carrying a vehicle the size of a Humvee.

Sikorsky’s revolutionary S-97 RAIDER helicopter is now in the engineering phase of development. The light tactical helicopter will be able to cruise comfortably at 220 knots — nearly twice the cruise speed of conventional helicopters — while retaining all the attributes of today’s highest performing helicopters.