St. Louis, MO / June 13, 2013 – Sabreliner delivered two highly modified UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters earlier this year bringing their total number of VVIP helicopter completions to 11. The aircraft feature a Sabreliner-developed executive entry system and complete cabin entertainment systems.
The maneuverability of the Blackhawk helicopter along with Sabreliner's interior design and fabrication expertise have proved to be a winning combination for clients seeking a helicopter with a VVIP configuration.
"The airframe meets both the security and tactical needs of these VVIPs, and Sabreliner's custom interiors provide the level of quality and luxury expected by this audience," said Tracy Ogle, vice president helicopter services.
Sabreliner developed a frame-load isolation design which allows the combat-proven Blackhawk to be converted into VVIP transport aircraft for heads of state around the world. They also created executive entry clam-shell doors with integrated steps which maximize the space in the cabin for executive seating and work surfaces. The two Jordanian aircraft also incorporate a full cadre of entertainment systems that display iPod content and DVDs on both individual and 17-inch cabin-mounted monitors. An iridium phone system allows conference calling.
Sabreliner Corporation: 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 its 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, interior redesign, as well as major avionics upgrades and installations. The company is a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul facility.
Sabreliner’s extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities enable 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.
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 aircraft is used for governmental VIP transport; including the Bolivian President, Vice President, and all ministers of the government.