STRATFORD, Conn., 25 July 2012. Officials at Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU, a fleet maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft, to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense.
"This MOU represents the first step in discussing potential maintenance and upgrade capabilities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense whose Air Force and Navy fleets have a significant number of Sikorsky aircraft," explains Frank DiPasquale, SAS vice president of Sales & Strategic Relationships. "INAER is a Sikorsky approved S-76 Customer Service Center supporting many of our operators in the region. The objective of this MOU is to strengthen and combine our expertise in providing customized solutions to meet the Spanish government's requirements."
In addition to offering maintenance support for a variety of OEM platforms, INAER is a worldwide provider of aerial emergency services. INAER owns and operates a fleet of Sikorsky's S-61 and S-76 aircraft that are instrumental in helping to execute many critical missions such as search and rescue, civil protection, surveillance, and medical emergency.