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CH-53K Rollout Marks New Era for Aurora

CH-53K Rollout Marks New Era for Aurora

Manassas, VA, May 8, 2014 - United Technologies’ Sikorsky Aircraft and the U.S. Marine Corps rolled out the CH-53K “King Stallion”, the preeminent heavy lift helicopter during its unveiling ceremony at Sikorsky’s Florida flight test center. The “King Stallion” provides revolutionary lift and range capability to Marine Corps amphibious forces via several technical advances in propulsion and light weight high strength composite structure.

Aurora Flight Sciences is a proud member of the Sikorsky/Marine Corps heavy lift aerostructures team. Derived from a design concept began in 2007, Aurora delivers composite nacelles for the three GE engines and provides the main rotor pylon to the aircraft.

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