United Tech to shed Sikorsky
United Technologies Corp. said it is shedding helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft as it focuses on hightechnology products for the aerospace and building industries.
Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies said several months ago that it was launching a strategic review of options for Sikorsky, which it said was no longer a good fit in its portfolio.
Sikorsky manufactures the Black Hawk helicopter and presidential helicopters. Sikorsky helicopters also have played a role in returning astronauts home after they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at the end of their space travels.