A New Spin On Helicopters

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Dean Borgman, president of Sikorsky, told Reuters on Monday that he thinks the U.S. has too many helicopter makers, and he's interested in consolidation with other companies. In an interview at the Paris Air Show, Borgman said there probably would have been consolidation already, if not for the fact that the main players are part of larger corporations. For example, Bell Helicopter is a subsidiary of Textron, and Sikorsky is owned by United Technologies. Sikorsky unveiled its newest military helicopter, the H-92 Superhawk, at Le Bourget on Tuesday, and a Superhawk variant is contending for a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps' elite helicopter squadron, which provides service to the president.