Six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters will be built in Coatesville, PA as a part of a $470 million Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.
The project was awarded to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company. Sikorsky is headquartered in Connecticut and has plants throughout the East coast.
Sikorsky entered into a contract with the U.S. Navy to build the helicopters and is expected to complete all six by the end of 2022.
This project is a major win for the local economy with early 36 percent of the project will be completed at the Coatesville plant. The helicopters will be sent to other locations throughout the country and the project will be completed in Stratford, Connecticut.
Last summer, Eastern Air Lines relocated its headquarters from North Carolina to an approximately 18,000 square-foot space in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The region continues to be chosen as the premier location for major projects and companies looking to relocate.