Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Ducommun recognized as critical partner on S-97 RAIDER helicopter

Ducommun Incorporated was recognized today by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., for its role as a critical partner on the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter program. Ducommun developed the main exhaust components for the helicopter at its Coxsackie, NY, facility. Sikorsky acknowledged Ducommun and the team of 53 suppliers during an event at which Sikorsky unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototypes. The unveiling signals the start of activities in the RAIDER™ program's test flight phase and represents a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ technology designed for military missions including special operations. Ducommun representatives attended the event, which was held at Sikorsky's facility in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Ducommun is proud to serve as a critical partner on this innovative and exciting new helicopter program,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman and chief executive officer for Ducommun. “The S-97 RAIDER promises to become a leader among the world's military rotorcraft, and we are honored that Sikorsky selected Ducommun as part of its development team. We look forward to a successful test flight phase, a critical next step in the RAIDER's advancement.”

“When Sikorsky launched the RAIDER program four years ago, it issued a challenge to industry experts to join us on a mission to develop and produce an aircraft with revolutionary capabilities that are above and beyond existing technologies. Ducommun accepted that challenge as one of 53 critical partners on this program and has delivered on its promise to support the mission. Today, we stand as a solid industry team introducing the next generation of military aircraft,” said Mark Miller, vice president of Sikorsky Research & Engineering.

Press release issued by Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. on October 3, 2014


 Contact details from our directory:
Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. Metal Structures, Engine Baffles, Helicopter Rotors, Fairings, Fuselage Sections, Engine Inlets, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Exhaust Systems, Aircraft Doors, Helicopter Assemblies, Empennages, Aircraft Flooring, Turbine Engine Blades, Chemical Milling, Wing Spoilers
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company Airframer


 Related aircraft programs:
Sikorsky S-97 Raider


 Related directory sectors:
Engine Components

Enhanced listings:

Valence Surface Technologies
The leading metal processing company serving the global aerospace industry. Valence’s ten facilities offer full-service capabilities: NDT, shot peen, chemical processing, paint, and other coatings.

Reduce the time spent on current projects by using ESDU – engineering data and software that have been approved and endorsed by professional institutions.

Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is a global leading provider of high pressure fluid cell presses and hydroform deep-draw presses for sheet metal forming

United Performance Metals
A global distributor and processor of titanium products for over 40 years, and a leading supplier to the aerospace industry

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors, avionics, and space exploration vehicles.

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.