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Bill to keep Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford heads to Gov. Malloy

Published reports say United Technologies is looking to

Published reports say United Technologies is looking to spin off or sell the Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer.

HARTFORD - A bill to keep Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford is headed to Gov. Dannel Malloy's desk for his signature.

On Thursday, the state Senate approved a tax credit exchange deal. As part of the deal, Sikorsky's parent company, United Technologies, will get $400 million for improvements. Sikorsky will get $50 million of those funds.

The deal will keep Sikorsky in Stratford for at least the next five years.

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