Congress cutting funds for Sikorsky helicopters

Sikorsky | November 30, 2016

Congress cutting funds for Sikorsky helicopters
Congress plans to cut funding for Black Hawk helicopters manufactured by Shelton-based Sikorsky Aircraft, according to the just-released 2017 draft of the National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy goals and spending targets for the year that began Oct. 1. The $618 billion NDAA limits the number of Sikorsky helicopters that the Pentagon can buy next year, providing $976.1 million for 36 Black Hawks, down from the $1.77 billion for 107 Black Hawks that the Defense Department bought this year. The NDAA also authorizes spending on 63 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in 2017, down from 66 this year; East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney makes engines for those planes.

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Food doesn’t taste the same in 10 kilometers as it tastes on the ground. For an airline, there are a lot of challenges like space and weight limitations, which affect the possibilities on designing the service. Finnair’s meals focus on Finnish and Nordic elements, and now that the new A350 XWB aircraft have arrived, there’s an extra touch of elegance and glamour in the inflight dining both in business and economy class.

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