facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sikorsky honored for helo MRO performance

June 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM   |   Comments

SHELTON, Conn., June 25 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aerospace Service has received Aviation Week's Overhaul and Maintenance Magazine's 2012 MRO of the Year Award for servicing military aircraft.

The distinction specifically recognizes its technical, engineering, logistics and services and supplies partnership with the Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas, which supports the U.S. Army's H-60 Black Hawk helicopter repair and overhaul program.

Last year the partnership resulted in 48 newly refurbished Black Hawks returning to service.

"The Black Hawk upgrade program at CCAD represents tremendous cost savings to the U.S. government by updating older aircraft to the latest UH-60L configuration,: said SAS President David Adler. "Retiring these older Black Hawk helicopters would compel the government to replenish its fleet with new aircraft at a much higher cost per unit."

Through the partnership Sikorsky provides the depot with technical, engineering, and logistical support services for Black Hawk and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. SAS maintains a 30-person on-site team at the Army depot.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
2
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests
3
Anheuser-Busch not satisfied with the way NFL has handled recent incidents Anheuser-Busch not satisfied with the way NFL has handled recent incidents
4
Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement
5
Rheinmetall, KBR in joint venture bid for British defense entity
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback