Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin firm and the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) have signed a reseller settlement permitting CIAC to buy Black Hawk® helicopter spare components from Sikorsky for resale to the Colombian Military, Air Drive and Nationwide Police. Advance procurement and storage of the fabric in Bogota, together with processing of element repairs, will allow CIAC to shortly fulfill orders when required by the companies, which collectively have acquired 97 UH-60L and S-70i™ Black Hawk plane. The settlement with CIAC marks the primary time that Sikorsky has collaborated with a industrial aerospace assist supplier to permit the resale of Black Hawk helicopter components in Colombia. Owned by the Colombian Ministry of Protection, CIAC operates as an impartial firm.

Main Basic Iván Hidalgo, CIAC normal supervisor said: “I really feel nice pleasure that from inside CIAC we are able to contribute to the strengthening of the nationwide air energy, by unifying the logistical assist of the UH-60 fleets in Colombia. By attaining this consolidation for the primary time, a robust and shut relationship with the producer permits us to proceed working for the good thing about the Navy Forces and the Nationwide Police.”


“This reseller settlement offers CIAC exclusivity in Colombia to purchase real OEM Black Hawk components from Sikorsky, after which maintain the components in an area warehouse for provide on demand,” stated Felipe Benvegnu, director of Sikorsky sustainment enterprise growth. “The impact of this association can be to shorten lead instances of vital objects, which ought to in the end end in improved operational availability of the Colombia’s Black Hawk fleets. We’re delighted to increase our already sturdy relationship with CIAC to assist hold these plane at peak flight readiness.”

The CIAC reseller settlement builds on the shut relationship already established between CIAC and Sikorsky-Colombia, a Sikorsky subsidiary. Collectively, the 2 corporations work intently to handle the Black Hawk Flight Simulator Middle at Luis Pinto Air Drive Base in Melgar, Colombia. Operational since 2013, the middle is utilized by instructors to coach pilots for the COLAR, COLAF, and the Nationwide Police Black Hawk fleets, in addition to for the Brazil Armed Forces. Native storage of Black Hawk components is much like the ‘Ahead Stocking Areas’ strategy that Sikorsky has established in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. In these areas, Sikorsky shops parts near its industrial clients who fly S-92® and S-76® helicopters. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Company is a worldwide safety and aerospace firm that employs roughly 114,000 folks worldwide and is principally engaged within the analysis, design, growth, manufacture, integration and sustainment of superior expertise programs, services and products.

Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) will provide spare components for Black Hawk UH-60L and S-70i helicopters operated by the Colombian Navy and Nationwide Police.