Federal Budget Bill Creates Jobs at Lockheed
OWEGO, NY (WENY) -- A budget bill in Washington could create jobs here in the Southern Tier.
Senator Chuck Schumer announced the federal approprations bill includes $333.5 million for the Air Force's Combat Search and Rescue Helicopters. Schumer says the deal will create and maintain about 250 jobs at Lockheed Martin in Owego.
Lockheed and Sikorsky will work together to produce a new fleet of Combat Rescue Helicopters, which will be built at the Owego plant. The helicopters will replace the Air Force's aging fleet of HH-60's.