TIGHITCO to help develop next-generation helicopter | Business
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - TIGHITCO, an industrial and aerospace engineering, design, manufacturing and repair company based in North Charleston, have announced the first project to be undertaken at the currently under-construction facility in Palmetto Commerce Park.
TIGHITCO announced Thursday that they would be participating as a member of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-97 RAIDER helicopter supplier team. The RAIDER is a next-generation helicopter being constructed for evaluation in 2014 as a replacement candidate for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout helicopter.
Some of TIGHITCO’s contributions to the project are expected to take place at the new 300,000 square-foot facility, expected to be completed by fall of 2012.
The new facility is expected to bring 350 jobs to North Charleston.
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