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A Look Inside The Helicopter Company Behind Marine One

The helicopter industry is booming, and one of the biggest makers of helicopters in the U.S., Sikorsky, also makes the president’s helicopter, Marine One. Based in Connecticut, the company was recently acquired by defense giant Lockheed Martin.

As part of our View from the Top series, Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Sikorsky president Dan Schultz about the acquisition, safety and how Marine One is quiet enough for the president to speak in room tones.


  • Dan Schultz, president of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.
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