Summit Aviation Showcases Specialized Aircraft For US Senator

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently hosted Delaware’s United States Senator Tom Carper at its facility.


MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently hosted Delaware’s United States Senator Tom Carper at its facility.

Senator Carper’s tour of the facilities focused primarily on the rotorcraft and fixed wing types of aircraft that Summit has modified specifically for Custom and Border Patrol as well as law enforcement missions.

“It was a pleasure to have Senator Carper visit our facility and familiarize him with our capabilities as well as meet our staff,” said Summit Aviation’s General Manager Ralph Kunz.  “We provided the Senator with a glimpse of how we have been able to install our Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance technology into the Mahindra Aerospace GippsAero GA8 Airvan Astra aircraft. It is an ideal low cost technical solution for the Border Patrol.”

“The role of government is to create a nurturing environment for jobs and job creation, which is why I visit companies like Summit Aviation when I’m back in Delaware,” said Sen. Carper. “Summit Aviation provides high-tech jobs to Delaware’s world-class workforce, while continuing to innovate in the aviation industry. That’s a win-win for Delaware’s economy.”

Summit has modified three Sikorsky S-76 helicopters thus far for the Custom and Border Patrol.

Summit Aviation

Located in Middletown, Delaware, Summit’s Manufacturing Center offers new dynamic manufacture, assembly and testing along with aerostructures manufacture and assembly.  The company also 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.

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.; Aero Precision Industries, located in Livermore, Calif.; 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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