The Sickorsky Aircraft and Helicopter Corporation will have approximately 20 employees in Montrose through August testing a component for high altitude terrain flights. Several Montrose residents have reported seeing the Black Hawk style helicopter ascending and descending from Montrose Regional Airport.
Black Canyon Jet Center Manager Ken Watson says the team’s test project in Montrose has been a boon to the local economy. Watson says the project began in late June.
A company spokesperson says Sickorsky specializes in the manufacture of helicopters that are versatile and efficient.