Sikorsky continues maintenance of Navy trainers

Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is to continue to provide maintenance and support services through October for hundreds of U.S. Navy training aircraft.

Work on the more than 360 aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training will take place at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, the Naval Air Stations in Pensacola and Whiting Field, Fla., and at seven key satellite locations throughout the continental United States.

Sikorsky said the contract from the Naval Air Systems Command is worth about $110 million.

"We are very proud to manage this contract again and support CNATRA and the Naval Air Training Command," said George Mitchell, vice president, Aircraft & Support, for Sikorsky's Defense Systems & Services business.

"From 2006 to January 2013, our outstanding workforce delivered exceptional performance, meeting the Navy's stringent requirements. In fact, for the last year aircraft availability exceeded our contractual specifications. "Winning this contract again speaks to our ability to provide world-class aviation support, not only to our rotary-wing platforms but to the U.S. military's multiple fixed-wing fleets."

Sikorsky said its support services under the contract include program and material management, scheduled inspections, depot level maintenance, required repairs, modifications and logistical support for Naval Air Training undergraduate missions. Aircraft covered include the single-engine T-34, the twin engine T-44A and T-44C, and the single-engine T-6A and T-6B.

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