First Aviation Services subsidiary Aviation Blade Services (ABS) has begun a multi-year inspection, repair training, and maintenance contract in partnership with AMS Group and Air Asia Co. (AACL) to support the main and tail rotor blades for the Taiwanese fleet of Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 helicopters. Through the agreement, ABS and AMS will enhance the AACL Vertical Flight Center’s depot-level rotor blade maintenance services.
As a Sikorsky rotor blade repair specialist, ABS has seen successful growth through such arrangements as it continues to expand its services in the marketplace with investment in engineering and capacity.
“We are excited to continue growing our footprint with foreign military operators of the Blackhawk and Seahawk by expanding our longstanding relationship with the AMS Group and AACL,” said John Brennan, general manager of Florida-based ABS. “The training and service partnership allows AACL to support fleet readiness in-country and reduce turnaround times by leveraging ABS’s industry-leading technical capabilities.”