Sikorsky considering facility in Middle East

From Bloomberg News

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar to consider building a major facility in the Middle East.

The facility would provide maintenance, training and other services for the region’s government and commercial operators of Sikorsky S-92 and S-76 helicopters, Sikorsky said.

Gulf Helicopters, a unit of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, based in Doha, also signed a contract to buy the second of two VIP versions of the S-92. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp.