COATESVILLE, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 14th,2006 Keystone Helicopter Corporation was issued its first Standard Airworthiness Certificate by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) ANE-MIDO-44 (Manufacturing Inspection District Offices) for the first SikorskyS76C++(TM) Helicopter manufactured in Keystone's Coatesville, PA plant knownas the "Heliplex(TM)." The helicopter was inspected by Phillip G. Davis, theFAA's airworthiness inspector for the MIDO office.
Marc Poland , newly appointed Vice President of Commercial Programs for Sikorsky Aircraft, stated, "This is a very impressive achievement and an important milestone in accomplishing Sikorsky's plan to increase production capacity to meet the demands of our customers."
Keystone Helicopter's President, David Ford , commented that, "To make this first Type Certificated assembled aircraft a reality, many of our employees dedicated long, hard hours. We're proud of everyone involved."
About Keystone Helicopter
Keystone Helicopter is a full-service maintenance and completion center anchored by the Heliplex, a new, state-of-the-art technical services depot in Coatesville, PA. Keystone is a factory authorized service center for Bell,Eurocopter, MD Helicopter, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney, andSikorsky products. Keystone was acquired by Sikorsky Aircraft in 2005.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), based in Hartford , Conn.UTC provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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