Feb. 20, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the award of a maintenance and support services contract for more than 360 aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Valued at an estimated
, the work is expected to be completed in
. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We are very proud to manage this contract again and support CNATRA and the Naval Air Training Command. From 2006 to
, 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
, 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 (NAVAIR), based at the Naval Air Station in
Patuxent River, Maryland
. 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
and Whiting Field, both in
; and seven key satellite locations throughout the continental
Sikorsky Aircraft, based in
, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in
, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.