Lockheed Martin, March 07, 2019 - ATLANTA – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today that it will authorize Eagle Copters Ltd. to operate as its latest Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Canada.
The announcement came at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.
Sikorsky’s Customer Support Centers enable quick access to Sikorsky logistics and spare parts inventory for operators while providing advanced service capabilities. This support center, located in Calgary, will be Sikorsky’s fourth in Canada and adds to the growing network of 22 Sikorsky support centers world-wide.
“We’re thrilled to bring Eagle Copters into our efficient and trusted network of Sikorsky authorized support centers,” said Sikorsky Vice President for Strategy & Business Development Nathalie Previte. “Sikorsky and Eagle share a commitment to quality, and we’re excited that Eagle will support the growing S-76 fleet and our valued operators and customers.”
“We’re very honored to become the next authorized Sikorsky Customer Support Center. We have been expanding our product and service offerings over the past few years and joining the Sikorsky team and working on the time-honored S-76 platform is a logical extension of our experience in medium helicopters,” said Eagle Copters President and CEO Barry Kohler. “We have a loyal customer base that counts on us to provide innovative solutions in fleet management, and we’re really looking forward to bringing our focus on mission success and safety into this market space.”
Seventy Sikorsky commercial helicopters currently operate in Canada, supporting a variety of missions including offshore oil worker transportation, charter airline service, emergency medical service, utility work, and executive and VIP transport. The S-76 fleet has provided service in Canada for almost 40 years and continues to operate successfully in all environments from coast to coast.
Since 2016, Lockheed Martin has made significant investment into Sikorsky’s commercial sustainment to support both the S-92 and S-76 helicopters, including in a 24-hour, state-of-the-art Customer Care Center in Trumbull, Connecticut, the opening of four Forward Stocking Locations world-wide, increasing the number of Sikorsky Field Service Representatives as well as authorizing new Sikorsky Customer Support Centers.
About Eagle Copters Ltd: Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Eagle Copters Ltd. is a privately owned and operated business with over 40 years of experience in the helicopter industry. Eagle Copters has a well-earned reputation for taking a highly personalized approach to providing leading helicopter solutions to customers worldwide. Specializing in helicopter fleet management, including industry leading capabilities in sales, leasing, completions, product development and engineering, and an MRO provider to major OEM platforms, Eagle Copters has the expertise and unique capabilities to serve and support across virtually every aspect of the industry.
Additionally, it has the certifications, experience and proven reliability to meet the needs of a wide variety of private and public sector clients, including airborne law enforcement, utilities, emergency medical services and more. Founded as a single aircraft operation in 1975, today's Eagle Copters has subsidiaries and affiliated operations in Springfield, Missouri (USA), Santiago, (Chile) and Coff's Harbour, NSW (Australia).
About Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.