Final Assembly for S-70i begins at PZL Mielec
PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky company in Poland, has begun final assembly of the first S-70i Black Hawk. The first S-70i helicopter is expected to be completed in 2010.
The production marks the beginning of a new helicopter in the Sikorsky product line, an international variant of the Black Hawk helicopter. The S-70i Black Hawk will be produced through a cost-effective global supply chain and is planned to be delivered directly from Poland to international customers. A key competitive feature of the Polish-made S-70i helicopter is that it will provide multi-mission, 10-ton utility lift capability at a price comparable to helicopters in the 6-to-8-ton class.
Meanwhile, PZL Mielec continues to ramp up production of BLACK HAWK helicopter cabins. Four cabins have been completed to date. Three have been incorporated into the UH-60M helicopter assembly line at Sikorsky's main manufacturing facility in the U.S. The fourth cabin has been joined with other dynamic components as PZL prepares to build the first S-70i.