Clayton, MO September 6, 2012 – Representatives of Sabreliner Corporation recently traveled to Bahrain for the delivery ceremony of a fully-customized Sikorsky UH-60 VIP Black Hawk Helicopter. The helicopter will be used by the Royal Bahraini Air Force in a variety of missions including transporting heads of state.
Those who attended the delivery ceremony from Sabreliner included Susan Aselage, Vice Chairman, Tracy Ogle, Vice President of Operations and James Buck, Program Manager. The helicopter was modified by Sabreliner at its Perryville, Missouri, facility. In addition to manufacturing and installing a new VIP interior, the aircraft’s fuselage underwent an extensive modification including the installation of Sabreliner’s patented Clam Shell Door. This new executive entry system allows for easier ingress and egress and provides a more comfortable ride for both passengers and crew. The aircraft also received a custom Royal Bahraini livery in Sabreliner’s new state of the art paint facility.
Sabreliner performed this aircraft modification under a Foreign Military Sales program. “Our expertise, attention to detail, and wide variety of capabilities are the building blocks of our reputation, which allowed us to work with such a prestigious organization as the Royal Bahraini Air Force,” said Tracy Ogle, Vice President of Operations for Sabreliner Corporation. “In addition, having these capabilities under one roof allows us to continuously exceed our customer’s expectations. Both the Royal Bahraini Air Force and Sabreliner are extremely pleased with the outcome of this aircraft.”
With locations in Perryville, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Mary, MO, Sabreliner Corporation is a diversified aviation services company recognized worldwide for its extensive expertise and capabilities for government, military and business aviation customers. Specializing in airframe, engine, and component modification, inspection, repair, and overhaul, Sabreliner is widely recognized for their ability to keep veteran aircraft in service while being equally qualified to perform aircraft completions to the highest standards. Sabreliner offers complete exterior paint services and interior re-design, as well as major avionics upgrades and installations.
Sabreliner’s extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities enables it to fabricate airframe structural assemblies, parts, and tooling for use in new fixed and rotary-wing aircraft production, and for repair and overhaul of existing aircraft. Parts and assemblies are produced in accordance with government specifications, under license from OEMs and under FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA). For more information, visit www.sabreliner.com or call 314-863-6880.
This aircraft is used for governmental VIP transport; including the Bolivian President, Vice President, and all ministers of the government.