WHI International, LLC (“WHI”), an built-in producer of steel and composite buildings for the aerospace & protection {industry}, has been chosen by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin firm to supply the Cockpit Escape Hatches, Transition to Cabin Becoming a member of Equipment and Transition to Tail Rotor Pylon Becoming a member of Equipment for the CH-53K© Heavy Raise Helicopter. The contract is valued at over $60 million, and the assemblies shall be produced at WHI’s Springfield and Tulsa services.

The Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion helicopter replaces the legacy CH-53E utilizing confirmed and mature applied sciences and can ship greater than thrice the potential of its predecessor. The CH-53K© is designed to enhance plane, aircrew, and passenger survivability, scale back pilot workload, enhance pilot situational consciousness, and considerably scale back working and help prices. The CH-53K© is essentially the most succesful heavy raise helicopter on the earth.


WHI’s relationship with Sikorsky dates again a long time as a long-term provider on the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter, amongst different industrial and navy rotorcraft platforms. Al Altieri, Chief Government Officer of WHI, commented “We’re very excited and honored by the belief Sikorsky has positioned in our relationship, and our capacity to execute on this vital assertion of labor. We’re honored to have the chance to serve our navy as a key provider on this outstanding plane”.

WHI is a vertically built-in producer of precision elements, composite buildings and assemblies for the aerospace and protection markets. With industry-leading closed-die forging, composite fabrication, 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machining, meeting and NADCAP warmth deal with / NDT capabilities, WHI serves a worldwide buyer base. WHI’s working historical past dates again to 1951 with over 250,000 sq. ft. of producing footprint that features 4 ITAR registered services carrying AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001 certifications.