Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:35:02 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Schumer: New Contract Could Be Coming to Lockheed

Senator Schumer announced to nearly 100 people at Lockheed Martin in Owego the possibility of big government money coming and the  opportunity to create nearly 400 jobs.

"There is 333 million dollars this year for the rescue helicopter. That is now in stone. It's in the budget," the Senator Schumer said.

The money comes from a bill passed that creates 100 new combat rescue helicopters. An additional 94 million dollars was also budgeted for new a new fleet of Marine One Presidential Helicopters. Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft submitted a joint bid for both contracts.

"This could mean as many as 400 jobs right here at Lockheed Martin in the Southern Tier," Senator Schumer said.

Bidding is closed for the rescue helicopters and Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky were the only bid for the contract.  The funding for both projects is only secured through 2014. A contractor can't be chosen until funding is secured for 2015 and 2016. But Lockheed Martin says a decision should be made within the next three months.

"What will happen then is once the Air Force makes a decision. They have all the money in place. Then they have some steps that they go through to review and make a final decision to award to Lockheed and Sikorsky,"

And why the vice president of the company is so sure they'll get the contract.. he says they make the best helicopters in the world.

In Owego Natalie Rubino Fox 40 HD News

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Owego, Tioga County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Johnson City Woman Facing Felony Charges VIEW VIDEO
Johnson City Police have arrested a woman who they say assaulted her landlord with a hammer and her fist.     38 year-old Kimberly Brehaut has been charged with assault and criminal possession of... more

Kirkwood Man Facing A Pair of Felony Charges VIEW VIDEO
A 19-year-old Kirkwood man is facing a pair of felony charges after police say they found him with a stolen handgun and cocaine.     Police were called to Route 11 near Cedarhust Road around... more

NYS DOT Prepares For Winter VIEW VIDEO
Luckily we haven't had the devastating snowfall that Buffalo has seen lately, but the Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter.     The agency is stressing caution about bridges... more

Broome County Promotes Practice of Breastfeeding VIEW VIDEO
There will soon be reminders throughout Broome County of the importance of breast feeding.     The county's Department of Health unveiled cutout photos or standees of local mothers breast feeding... more

BU Employees Make Big Donation to Toys for Tots VIEW VIDEO
A big boost from employees at BU for Toys for Tots. The Binghamton University physical facilities department presented a check for over $3,600 dollar as well as  dozens of toys to the organization... more

Family and Attorneys React to Douglas Every Verdict VIEW VIDEO
A grand jury has found Douglas Every guilty of 1st degree manslaughter for the stabbing death of his housemate Milton Jump Jr. After four days of testimony, jurors deliberated for over a day... more

New Berlin Man Convicted of Killing His Wife Now Charged With Bribery VIEW VIDEO
The New Berlin man convicted of killing his wife has now been indicted on trying to buy his way out of jail.   Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran has been indicted on a bribery charge. Police say he... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...