Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
United States, Poland, Turkey, China
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

540 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 September 2011
Employment effect (start)
16 January 2012
Foreseen end date
16 December 2012


On 15 September, Sikorsky Aircraft announced to reduce its worldwide workforce of 18,000 by about 540 jobs. The cuts were reported to be necessary in order to remain competitive in the helicopter design, manufacturing and service industry.

Sikorsky (United Technologies Corp) will cut about 3 percent of its workforce but the company is not disclosing a breakdown of where the job cuts will be. The management said the company does not yet know how many layoffs will be necessary until it is clear how many of the eligible unionized workers in Connecticut (9,000 employees) accept a voluntary departure package. Employees in the US and Poland were informed about the planned redundancies.

The company has to make face to decreasing growth in U.S. and international economies and their impact on its commercial and military customers. Sikorsky has manufacturing and assembly plants in the USA, Poland, Turkey and China. It has a presence in other states and countries as well.



Eurofound (2011), Sikorsky, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 72857, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72857.