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Schweizer RSG announced the signed agreement for the sale of 25 Schweizer S300CBis to the International Defense and Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG). The landmark agreement marks the first commercial sale of the S300CBi for Schweizer since its purchase of the helicopter line in 2018 from Sikorsky. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2020.
IDAG is based in Pennsylvania and specializes in worldwide aircraft sales, support, training, and contract logistics. “With our multiple flight training operations in Europe and with our recent acquisition of United States Aviation Training Solutions (USATS) in Titusville, Florida,” said Robert Caldwell, CEO of IDAG. “IDAG is the largest Schweizer operator worldwide. We are very pleased to be adding these 25 new S300CBis to our current fleet of more than 30 S300’s and the existing company fleet of over 50 primary, advanced, and tactical training aircraft including UH-60 Blackhawks. This purchase allows us to deploy assets across multiple satellite locations as we look to expand operations CONUS and OCONUS.”
“The S300CBi not only delivers superior performance and safety but are designed to support the rigors of everyday flight training,” said David R. Horton, president of Schweizer. “It is great to have IDAG as the first purchaser of the new production and look forward to a working with IDAG though the delivery and continued support of the fleet.”
The S300CBi provides operators a multi-mission piston powered helicopter with low operating costs. The new production model will feature the proven design of the S300CBi and boast state of the art navigation and communication equipment.
Schweizer is dedicated to light helicopters and providing comprehensive, competitive aftermarket parts, support, and services as well as the production of aircraft to meet market demand. The existing ships are proudly supported through a global network of authorized service centers, Schweizer’s own technical support team, and in-house engineering.