EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Krosniensko-przemyski; Podkarpackie; Wschodni
Location of affected unit(s): Mielec


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-08-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Sikorsky, the American aeronautics company, plans to produce helicopter components in Mielec (Podkarpacie region). Production of components, including helicopter fuselages, may eventually be expanded to where the Mielec facility builds entire helicopters. Thanks to this investment by Sikorsky, the Podkarpacie region will gain 1,000 new jobs. Sikorsky presently controls some 35% of the global helicopter market; its Black Hawk machines are used on a large scale by the American military.