To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk support

8th August 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sikorsky is looking to expand its Latin American Black Hawk support services into Mexico, the company announced on 4 August.

The company will leverage its Colombian facilities - a maintenance and repair depot and training facility - to support the growing Black Hawk user base in Mexico.

Sikorsky Colombia was formed in 2012 to support the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police, which have collectively acquired more than 100 Black Hawk helicopters since 1988.

Sikorsky Colombia's Black Hawk Helicopter Flight Simulator Center opened for pilot and flight crew training in early 2013. The facility houses a full motion, five-axis Black Hawk simulator with high fidelity views of the visual world outside the cockpit.

At the nearby Tolemaida Colombia Army Base, Sikorsky Colombia operates a depot repair facility, fully tooled and equipped to provide complete airframe structural repairs. 

Adam Schierholz, Sikorsky regional executive for Latin America, said: ‘Securing the appropriate approvals to be able to offer support and training for our customers in Mexico is a step toward fulfilling our long-term plan to position Sikorsky Colombia as the support hub for all Latin American countries that operate Black Hawk aircraft.’

The company is in the process of obtaining approvals to offer the same services to Black Hawk operators in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to