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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products.
The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.
The agreement covers all commercial, international military, and U.S. Government ground support equipment, as well as locally fabricated and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items where Sikorsky is the main source for those products.
The agreement commits HABCO to support commercial and military helicopters currently in operational use.
HABCO Industries is a leading supplier of ground support and test equipment as well as engine tooling product solutions that aerospace and defense companies have relied on for operational readiness for more than 47 years.
“HABCO is a long-time Sikorsky supplier,” said Simon Gharibian, Sikorsky’s director for fleet management, supportability and training. “Their experience allows them to understand and embrace our product expectations and deliver GSE for our commercial and military customers. We fully expect the level of service and quality will transfer to the end users.”
“HABCO fully understands the tremendous responsibility that comes with being a distributor for Sikorsky,” said Jeff Kretzmer, vice president of sales and marketing, HABCO Industries. “We’re committed to delivering rapid response with exceptional delivery times and the quality and performance that operators flying Sikorsky aircraft have come to expect.”