US Army Chinook Landing at PCX Aerostructures
US Army recognizes PCX Aerostructures for 40 years of manufacturing and delivering complex Flight Critical assemblies for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter
PCX Aerostructures, October 25, 2016 - NEWINGTON, Conn. - In recognition of 40 years of manufacturing excellence in building and delivering complex Flight Critical assemblies for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, PCX Aerostructures, LLC is being honored by the Army with the landing of the rotorcraft at the company's Connecticut headquarters on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
PCX executives and employees will be joined by local and state leadership to highlight the company's longstanding partnership with Boeing, maker of the advanced multi-mission aircraft, and the U.S. Army.
As a long term supplier of many dynamic assemblies installed on the CH-47, the company headquarters will serve as a commemorative backdrop for the fly-in, which will occur between 9:00-10:00 AM. The heavy-lift cargo helicopter will remain on static display at the Newington facility until early afternoon, allowing the PCX workforce to celebrate their combined success in supporting the program over the decades. Developed in the late 1950s, the Chinook is the longest running continual production program in The Boeing Company, meeting tactical and combat support mission requirements for military forces around the world.
"We are humbled that the Army is honoring the many years of dedicated hard work our employees have devoted to the success of the CH-47 program by landing this helicopter at our headquarters. In addition to our current staff performing outstanding work on this platform, in many cases their fathers and mothers also worked on this helicopter in the early years of its production," said Alan L. Haase, President & CEO of PCX Aerostructures.
PCX Aerostructures is a world class supplier of highly engineered, precision, flight critical and structural assemblies for rotorcraft and fixed wing aerospace platforms. The company serves defense and commercial markets as well as the power generation industry through facilities in Connecticut, New York and Texas. PCX is a leader in producing complex parts machined from hard alloys such as titanium, Inconel and steel - where tight tolerances and quality are imperative. The company is also a premier producer of large structural airframe assemblies providing direct delivery, as well as Blue Streak manufacturing support, to production lines of to customers such as Airbus, Boeing, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky and Triumph Aerostructures. PCX Aerostructures is owned by RFE Investment Partners, 24/6 Capital Partners, and PCX Management.
RFE Investment Partners – based in New Canaan, CT - is a private equity investor with over 30 years of lower middle market buyout experience investing in growth companies in partnership with strong management teams.