NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG ®), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced the addition of its fifth Sikorsky S-76 ® helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft. The addition of this helicopter increases the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the Northeast. AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76 ® aircraft available for charter and fractional ownership in the Northeast.
The latest S-76 ® helicopter in AAG's fleet is a modern Sikorsky executive-configured VIP helicopter, with a finely appointed and spacious eight passenger luxury interior. Based in Farmingdale, New York, the S-76 ® helicopter is a welcomed addition to the fleet and will supplement travel needs throughout the Northeast from Boston and New York to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. AAG has aircraft in five locations: Providence, Rhode Island, Farmingdale, New York, Teterboro, New Jersey, Dutchess County, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"We are extremely excited to add this helicopter to our fleet of managed aircraft," said AAG President Scott Ashton. "AAG's growth in both the charter and management facets of our business, in addition to an expansion in service area, makes us a prominent leader in the business aviation industry with a significant East Coast presence. With a total of nine helicopters, we are able to provide a full complement of aviation services, including supplemental lift for flight departments, charter through our Excalibur Card, and fractional ownership through the Sikorsky Shares program."
About AAGAAG, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, has nearly 25 years and 45,000 safe flying hours of experience providing helicopter charter, fractional ownership, and helicopter maintenance services from its New York, Teterboro, and Philadelphia installations. AAG is the only executive helicopter company to own and operate its own FAA Part 145 maintenance facility and is a Sikorsky Authorized Maintenance Center. AAG has earned Wyvern Wingman status, an ARG/US Platinum rating, and IS-BAO certification as hallmarks of AAG's commitment to safety. AAG is also approved for DCA operations under DASSP. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE: UTX) based in Hartford, Connecticut, which provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. www.flyaag.com SOURCE Associated Aircraft Group