Grant Clears Heli Maker, Sikorsky, For Liftoff Of Future Growth

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Sikorsky Helicopter

A $2.5 million state grant will not only keep helicopter rotors spinning at the Chester County Airport but is likely to also help more economic opportunities lift off.

Andy Dinniman
Andy Dinniman

“We are not just talking about keeping current employees in Chester County,” state Sen. Andrew Dinniman of Chester County said in a Daily Local News article. “We are talking about the potential for many, many more as the company continues to grow and succeed.”

The grant will help Sikorsky Global Helicopters construct a tunnel to drop Washington Lane under the helicopter plant rather than through it and is a make-or-break development for the company, which has already more than doubled its employee base since 2010.

“This project is crucial to keeping Sikorsky growing strong here in Chester County,” Dinniman said in the article, which also paraphrased him as saying “the company needed the project to continue to grow at the airport or to seek an airport with a location adjacent to the airport.”

Read more about the grant and the growing presence of Sikorsky in Chester County in the Daily Local News here.

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