Farren, July 07, 2015 - Randolph, NJ - Farren International, a global supplier of transportation and rigging services, reached a company milestone in cross-continent oversize aircraft transportation on 26 June 2015, when it successfully delivered its 11th CH-47D Chinook helicopter from Delaware to Columbia Helicopters in Oregon.
However, that achievement was merely one of many deliveries that Farren completed throughout June. The month started when Farren transported the 10th CH-47D Chinook in its care to Columbia Helicopters. “This aircraft is a twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter that requires extensive expertise and planning to transport. We specialize in the proper methods of loading, securing, and transporting such aircraft over land,” said Glenn Wargo, director of Farren International’s Aircraft Transportation Division.
Next, the company used its specially modified tractor-trailer to transport a new CH-53K airframe from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas, to Sikorsky Aircraft in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
While Farren was completing this mission, they also transported two special Sikorsky S-92 variants and one S-92 trainer from another Sikorsky facility in Jupiter, Florida, to Port of Brunswick, Georgia, for eventual delivery to Norway.
Farren also transported another VH-92 trainer from Sikorsky in Jupiter to Lockheed Martin in Orlando. This was indeed a special delivery, as this trainer will assist Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin in their partnership work on the next presidential helicopter. While working with Sikorsky Global Logistics and both Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin engineers, Farren obtained special surveys and permits prior to transport, which was made with the aircraft completely intact. It crossed the highways at 16 feet high, 14 feet wide, and 92 feet long. “We are proud to play our part in the Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin presidential helicopter program,” said Wargo.
The busy month concluded on June 30 when Farren successfully took a Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone from Sikorsky’s operations facility in Plattsburgh, New York, down to a Sikorsky facility in Troy, Alabama.
However, although June is over, transportation projects for Farren are not. Among other endeavors, the company is preparing to deliver the 12th CH-47D Chinook to Columbia Helicopters in Oregon later this summer. Farren International is proud to have the opportunity to transport special helicopters for all its many special and valued customers.
About Farren International: Farren International is a global supplier of transportation and rigging services that has been serving customers across North America since 1959. With corporate offices in Randolph, New Jersey, Farren is equipped with a large, well-maintained fleet of tractors, prime movers, hydraulic platform trailers in 8-, 10-, and 13-axle configurations, step decks, double drops, flat bed, and logistics trailers.
The company employs only highly trained drivers, riggers, and project managers. Rigging equipment includes hydraulic gantries and slide systems to up 500 tons, fork lift capacity from 50 to 500 tons equipped with crane booms, hydraulic truck cranes to 75-ton capacity, electric fork lifts, as well as fully remote control skates (the first of their kind in North America).
Farren has the equipment and personnel to perform all transportation and rigging requirements. Whether a job requires moving one piece of equipment or an entire facility, Farren International will complete the project in a safe, timely, and efficient manner because it defines success by customer satisfaction.