By Staff Writer | February 1, 2005
Congressman Curt Weldon and industry leaders have agreed to establish the Center for Rotorcraft Innovation near Philadelphia. Industry had resisted the powerful Pennsylvania Republican's push for the center, fearing it would be an annex of Boeing, which is based near Weldon's district. But the center will be sited away from Boeing, in Delaware County, Pa. and run in conjunction with Pennsylvania State University, the parties have agreed. The industry/government Rotorcraft Industry Technology Assn. will be renamed the Center for Rotorcraft Innovation and melded with the Weldon project.