Thu, Dec 10, 2009
Rollout Ceremony Took Place At Chase Field In Texas
Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance took the wraps off the first
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP) UH-60 A-A to L
recapitalization aircraft at its Chase Field Operations Center in
Texas Wednesday. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket
business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
A major aviation facility for Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance,
the Chase Field Operations Center also has become an important
location for aircraft overhaul, repair and upgrades for the U.S.
Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, and allied
foreign militaries around the world.
"This facility provides customers with the ability to upgrade
and modernize their H-60 fleets without hindering the current
production at the Corpus Christi Army Depot," said David Adler,
President of Sikorsky Aerospace Services. "The CBP aircraft marks
the first non-standard A-A to L recapitalization upgrade done at
Chase Field. We look forward to continuing our upgrade work and
meeting the Army's goal of fleet modernization to ensure mission
Based largely on the success of the H-60 Recapitalization and
Upgrade Program 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 Customs and Border Protection Agency saves lives every
day," said Colonel Neil Thurgood, Project Manager, Utility
Helicopters. "This new UH-60L aircraft provides them with a machine
that represents the culmination of 6 million flight hours of Black
Hawk helicopter experience. I know they will put it to good use in
support of America's defense."
Lieutenant Colonel Bert Vergez, Product Manager for the UH-60
A/L/M, said: "Chase Field operations will be an extension of a very
successful partnership at Corpus Christi Army Depot for UH-60 Black
Hawk helicopter recapitalization to our U.S. government
sister-service organizations and foreign military sales
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