Stevens Aviation Awarded T-34/T-44 Depot Maintenance Contract

Stevens Aviation has been awarded the contract to provide Depot Maintenance services for the U.S. Navy’s T-34/T-44 fleet in support of the Contractor Logistics Support Services contract awarded to Sikorsky Support Services Inc. (SSSI). The contract will support the Chief of Naval Air Training's Undergraduate Student Naval Aviator training missions.

As the prime contractor, Sikorsky will support 100 T-34C Turbomentor and 54 T-44A Pegasus aircraft based at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and 154 T-34C and 46 T-6 aircraft at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, and additionally, 27 T-34C and 1 T-6 supported at nine Satellite Sites throughout the United States. Stevens Aviation will perform T-34 and T-44 Aircraft Condition Inspection and Depot Repair and Engineering services in Greenville, SC. Additionally Stevens Aviation will provide engineering and technical support for operations at Corpus Christi and Pensacola Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. This contract includes a three-month base period plus four option years commencing July 2006.

"We are proud to be associated with Sikorsky Support Services and this Navy trainer support contract. Stevens Aviation has extensive experience both with the successful management of significant, multi-year DoD depot maintenance programs and also in providing maintenance service on the commercial derivatives of the T-34 and T-44 aircraft. Our rich heritage in servicing thousands of Raytheon aircraft since the 1950s assures that the Navy's trainers are in good hands," stated Glenn Brown, President & COO, Stevens Aviation.

For more than 56 years, Stevens Aviation has been committed to making its customers successful. Stevens provides factory authorized services for Raytheon, Bombardier, Piaggio, and Sino-Swearingen aircraft and FAR145 authorized services on Citations and other civilian aircraft and also supports the U.S. Department of Defense on a number of significant depot maintenance, modification and upgrade programs. Stevens is a diversified aircraft service provider offering expertise in the areas of: aircraft maintenance, modification and refurbishment, aircraft sales, aircraft management, flight services, and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Stevens operates facilities in Denver CO (BJC), Nashville TN (BNA), Dayton OH (DAY), Greenville SC (GYH) and Greer SC (GSP).