Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the signing of an agreement that names Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup company based in Middletown, Del., as an authorized Customer Support Center (CSC) for Sikorsky’s S-76® legacy helicopters. Summit Aviation will offer complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“We have a longstanding relationship with Summit Aviation and are very pleased that the company has recently been approved as a qualified service center. Their facility has the capabilities we need to support the S-76 platform,” says John Johnson, President of Helicopter Support, Inc., a Sikorsky Aircraft company. “Their ample hangar space, Sikorsky-certified mechanics and a mobile field team will provide comprehensive support to our legacy operators.”
Since 1979, more than 800 S-76 helicopters have been delivered globally. These aircraft have aggregated more than 6.3-million flight hours, which continue to increase daily.
“We are very excited to be a newly authorized S-76 CSC and look forward to working with Sikorsky. Our factory trained technicians take great pride in working on Sikorsky aircraft,” says Ralph Kunz, General Manager of Summit Aviation. “Our hands-on experience and expertise enable us to provide superior support ot Sikorsky’s legacy operators.”
Summit aviation offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification service on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. Summit Aviation also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers that include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca and others. Summit Aviation’s Manufacturing Center offers new dynamic manufacture, assembly and testing along with aerostructures manufacture and assembly.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.