Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) was a Russian aviation pioneer who designed a succession of innovative large aircraft in Russia before moving to the United States in 1919, where he founded Sikorsky Aircraft in 1923 (then called Sikorsky Manufacturing) and designed a variety of airplanes and helicopters.  Sikorsky has been based in Stratford, Connecticut, since 1929, when it became part of what is now United Technologies Corp.

In the 1930s Sikorsky was best known for developing the first generation of large passenger flying boats used by Pan American on its overseas routes.  Starting in the late 1930s, Sikorsky pioneered helicopter technology and became one of the leading innovators in that field, producing a long line of civil and military choppers.

Vought-Sikorsky VS-300

S-43 and JRS

S-55

S-58

S-61 and SH-3 Sea King

S-64 Skycrane