Quality Magazine

Wrong Company

June 1, 2003
Boeing makes the Apache helicopter.

Dear Editor,

I just started reading my April 2003 issue of Quality magazine and noticed you said the Apache and Blackhawk helicopters are manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Our Duty, p. 6).

The Blackhawk is manufactured by Sikorsky, but the Apache is manufactured by Boeing in Mesa, AZ.

I just thought that I would send you this little note, and at the same time tell you I enjoy reading your magazine. Keep up the good work.

Homer Black

Quality and Engineering Manager

Matrix Machine

Tempe, AZ

Editor’s Reply: Thanks Mr. Black. I received a host of e-mails and phone calls from Sikorsky employees pointing out that error. Surprisingly, no communications from Boeing.