Summit Aviation Awarded Northrop Grumman Subcontract

It has been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday Cages for the Fire Scout program.


MIDDLETOWN, Del., August 9, 2012 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday Cages for their Fire Scout program.

Summit Aviation will be responsible for procuring material and tooling, preparing manufacturing planning and quality documentations as well as performing the final assembly. The Faraday Cage is a subassembly that is installed on the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. 

“We are extremely excited to be awarded this contract,” said General Manager of Summit Aviation Ralph Kunz.  “This is our first manufacturing contract with Northrop Grumman and we are proud to partner with them on this project.”

The Faraday Cages will be assembled at Summit Aviation’s manufacturing facility in Somerset, Ky.  

About Summit Aviation

Summit offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers which include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca, and others. The Somerset Kentucky facility, Summit’s Manufacturing Center, offers new dynamic manufacture, assembly and testing along with aerostructures manufacturing and assembly. For more information visit www.summit-aviation.com.

About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.

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