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February 21, 2014

Sikorsky awarded maintenance contract for U.S. Navy pilot training aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Feb. 20 the award of a maintenance and support services contract for more than 360 aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training.

Valued at an estimated $110 million, the work is expected to be completed in October 2014. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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

The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, based at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. Sikorsky is providing program and material management, scheduled inspections, depot level maintenance, required repairs, modifications and logistical support for Naval Air Training undergraduate missions. Aircraft variants include the single-engine T-34, the twin engine T-44A and T-44C, and the single-engine T-6A and T-6B.

The work is being performed at multiple sites: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas; the Naval Air Stations in Pensacola and Whiting Field, both in Florida; and seven key satellite locations throughout the continental United States.




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