Sikorsky Rollout Ceremony
Dec. 9, 2009 – Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance Rollout Ceremony for U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency UH-60 A-A to L Recapitalization Aircraft.
Dec. 9, 2009 – Sikorsky Rollout Ceremony for U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency UH-60 A-A to L Recapitalization Aircraft.
Who: Joe Coleman, Director, SAM, and Col. Neil Thurgood, U.S. Army Project Manager for Utility Helicopters in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, Luther M. (Mark) Beaty, Executive Director of Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mark Guerra, Office of Congressman Ortiz
When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2009, 10 a.m.
Where: Chase Field Operations Center, 380 Taxiway Bravo, Bldg 2133
Beeville, TX 78102-8857
Background: As a major aviation facility for Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, the Chase Field Operations Center has become a main center for aircraft overhaul, repair and upgrades for the United States Department of Defense, other United States Government agencies, and allied foreign militaries around the world.
Based largely on the success of the H-60 Recapitalization and Upgrade Program started seven years ago at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), it has proven to be one of the most effective and productive fleet maintenance programs ever accomplished by the U.S. Army.
The UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopter brings tremendously improved power, durability, and reliability to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection fleet. Enhancing mission capability and readiness, this aircraft is now equipped with the performance improvements shared by all U.S. Department of Defense service aircraft.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services through its aftermarket companies, Derco Aerospace, Inc., Helicopter Support, Inc., Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, Composite Technology, Inc., and Sikorsky Helitech.
Marianne V. Heffernan