Singapore – UI Helicopter appointed Sikorsky Service Center in Korea
Sikorsky has appointed UI Helicopter as a Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea for both S-76 and S-92 models.
The company is based in Yesan some 100 km south of Seoul.
“UI Helicopter has more than proved through years of professionalism and discipline the ability to maintain, repair and overhaul large helicopters. We are very pleased to recommend UI Helicopter to the growing number of operators of S-76 and S-92 aircraft in South Korea, who rightly expect the highest level of support for their Sikorsky aircraft.” said Christophe Nurit, Sikorsky VP for Asia.
There are 14 S-76s in corporate, charter and utility roles in Korea. There are four S-92s at present, three flown by the Korean Air Force for executive transport, and one by the Korean Coast Guard for SAR duties. A second S-92 aircraft is on order for the Coast Guard for delivery in 2017.
UI Helicopter will be the only Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea to service S-76 and S-92 helicopters. Of the more than 20 Customer Support Centers authorized by Sikorsky worldwide, only a small number are approved to offer MRO services for both Sikorsky commercial helicopter types.
“We take a great privilege in our relationship with Sikorsky, since we are the founder of helicopter industry in the Republic of Korea with a long history in its profession,Our participation in the team effort with Sikorsky to serve the many loyal customers of Sikorsky in Korea will contribute to the customer satisfaction for product support. Henceforth our skilled workforce will ensure the operators of Sikorsky S-92 and S-76 helicopters across the country can receive in a very timely manner the devoted and advanced service, and the parts that the proven aircraft require for the safe operations.” said Albert S. Rim, President and Representative Director of UI Helicopter Co., Ltd.
Established in 1986, UI Helicopter has grown to become one of the Republic of Korea’s leading providers of helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services.