Kissimmee, FL, August 16, 2021 – Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc. announced today receipt of Source Approval Request (SAR) for the Blackhawk Main Rotor Blade from the Department of The Army, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center.
The System Readiness Directorate added Aviation Blade Services, Inc. as an approved source for the UH-60 Main Rotor Blade Assembly, Part Number 70150-09100-043, National Stock Number 1615-01-106-1903. This approval is based on the technical capabilities demonstrated by ABS. The current SAR adds to Aviation Blade Services’ existing UH-60 Tail Rotor Blade, Part Number (PN) 70101-11200-044, National Stock Number 1615-01-088-3230, and 70101-31000-043, NSN 1615-01-113-8188. Aviation Blade Services’ sister company, Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC previously gained Source Approval Request for the UH-60 Hub Sub-Assembly, Main Rotor, Part Number 70103-08112-047, National Stock Number 1615-01-450-4834.
As a result of this SAR Aviation Blade Services, Inc. is able to support all Foreign Military Sales (“FMS”) customers directly or indirectly through programs such as the Parts and Repair Ordering System (“PROS V”).
John Brennan, General Manager of ABS said “This award demonstrates our continuing commitment to invest in quality and engineering systems to become a world leader in rotor blade support for operators. SAR approval adds another level of assurance for all Military and Commercial Operators looking for competitive alternatives for sustainment.”
Paul Bolton, Chief Operating Officer of parent First Aviation Services Inc., added “We are very proud of the substantial capability that Aviation Blade Services has with the Blackhawk program and are confident this will add continued growth of ABS.”
About Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (www.absblade.com)
Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in the UH-60 Blackhawk rotor blade, as well as the Sikorsky, S-55, S-58, S-61, S-62, S-64, S-70, H-3, H34, and CH-54 rotor blades, and Westland Sea King rotor blades. With one of the most extensive libraries of Sikorsky rotor blade maintenance and manufacturing technical data, ABS is a world class repair facility for Sikorsky rotor blades. The company’s experience, knowledge and support for these rotor blades is unmatched. More information may be found at www.absblade.com.
About First Aviation Services Inc.® (www.firstaviation.com)
First Aviation Services Inc. (“FAvS”), headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of component repair and overhaul, PMA parts manufacturing and rotables management to the aviation industry worldwide. FAvS’s principal operating subsidiaries are: Aerospace Turbine Rotables, Inc. (AeTR) and Evōlution Aerospace, Inc. (EVO) in Wichita, KS, Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (PPS) in Winston-Salem, NC and Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (ABS) in Kissimmee, FL. Together, the companies repair and overhaul Landing Gear systems, Flight Controls, Actuation Systems, Lighting, Power Supplies, Oxygen and Fire Suppression systems, Hydrostatic Testing, Crew Masks, all Dowty, Hamilton, Hartzell and McCauley propellers and Helicopter Rotor Blades. More information about FAvS and its subsidiaries may be found on the company’s website www.firstaviation.com.
Contact: Paul Bolton
Aviation Blade Services, Inc.