Sep 21st, 2016Sikorsky Deal to Benefit CT Small Businesses
Sep 21st, 2016Deal would keep Sikorsky in Stratford until 2032
Aug 28th, 2016JMR (Joint Multi-Role) Helo Demonstrator Program
Aug 24th, 2016Spectrum in Full Support of FAA/NTSB Recent Directives
Apr 1st, 2016Spectrum Participates in 2016 Bridgeport Youth Summit
Oct 23rd, 2015Spectrum Supports Army at 5th Annual AED/AER Golf Scramble
May 12th, 2015Spectrum recently awarded grant under the Manufacturing Innovation Voucher Program (MVP).
May 4th, 2015Mckenzie's 7th Annual Beach Cleanup
Mar 27th, 20152015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit & Spectrum
Mar 6th, 2015Spectrum 14900 Explained!
Mar 1st, 2015S 97 Begins Blades Compressed...
Feb 5th, 2015Raider Partners!
Dec 16th, 2014Spectrum Does All of the Fuel Switches on this Drone
Nov 19th, 2014Highly Complex Manifold For MH-53E Sea Dragon Helo
Aug 4th, 2014Rosa DeLauro, Congresswoman (CT, D-3), Visits Spectrum to Support U.S./Local Manufacturing
Jul 10th, 2014New Aircraft Component Wins At Spectrum
Jul 6th, 2014Spectrum Awarded Bell-Boeing V-22 Contract
Jul 3rd, 2014Spectrum Awarded UH-60 Blackhawk Contract
May 22nd, 2014New Hires At Spectrum
Mar 18th, 2014Spectrum Answers the Burning Question: What's on Bell's New V-280 and 525 Rotary Wing Aircraft?
Mar 10th, 2014Spectrum Secures BlackHawk Multi-Year 8 Award With Sikorsky Aircraft, As Premier Hydraulic Sub-assemby Supplier
Feb 3rd, 2014Breaking News - Spectrum's Breakaways Are On the V22 Osprey, Multi-Mission, Tilt Rotor Aircraft with a Total of 233 in Operation
Jan 14th, 2014Sikorsky Selects Spectrum to Provide Complete Fuel System Kit For Next Generation S-97 RAIDER Helicopter
Dec 3rd, 2013Brand New Army Overhaul Contract On The SAS - Five Year Contract Awarded to Spectrum for 2,000 Helo Army Fleet
Oct 11th, 2013Spectrum selected a Sikorsky "Top 100 Supplier" of rotorcraft known worldwide for a wide variety of helicopters
Oct 7th, 2013Spectrum Assists Army in support of our war fighters with crash-resistant breakaway fuel valve assembly for CH-47 "Chinook" Helo
Oct 4th, 2013Spectrum in Support of Navy FA-18 won an option exercise on an existing multi-year contract for numerous pressure switches
May 27th, 2015
Sikorsky S-97 Raider Spins Up Coaxial Rotors On Maiden Flight
In January 2014, Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) selected Spectrum Associates, Inc. as a member of the team that built the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter. Spectrum designed and integrated the components that comprise the fuel system into the aircraft. Spectrum also provides Sikorsky with the completed fuel system in kit form.
Sikorsky's S-97 Raider prototype helicopter, which was revealed to the world last year, has flown for the first time.
The S-97 Raider features a pusher propeller and coaxial counter-rotating main rotors. It is intended as a multi-mission aircraft to replace the US Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter and the Special Forces' MH-6 Little Bird, and is based on the design of the X2 Technology Demonstrator.
The S-97 Raider's first flight was limited to a series of maneuvers intended to test its hover and low-speed capabilities. Sikorsky anticipates the S-97 will be capable of cruise speeds of up to 240 knots (276 mph, 444 km/h).
The maiden flight at Sikorsky's Development Flight Center (DFC) in Florida lasted around an hour, with pilot Bill Fell and co-pilot Kevin Bredenbeck at the controls.
Sikorsky has a demonstration tour planned for the S-97 Raider in 2016. A second prototype is also currently under construction, and is set to be completed by the end of this year.