Winston-Salem, NC, January 13, 2022 – Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (“PPS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced today that it has received FAA and EASA certification for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Sikorsky S-76 Main Rotor Blade.
This addition compliments PPS’s growth in the rotor blade market in partnership with sister company Aviation Blade Services Inc. PPS also holds approval for the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 Main Rotor Blade, Hub, Bifilar, Extension Shaft. Paul Bolton, General Manager of Piedmont Propulsion Systems said: “The S-76 is one of the most successful helicopter platforms in the world with over 875 built to date and a frequent request of operators. This program is a perfect fit as we expand our rotorcraft capability.”
About Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (www.piedmontpropulsion.com)
Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (“PPS”), based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., is a world leader in propeller MRO for regional, corporate, and military aircraft. PPS holds FAA & EASA Propeller Class 1 and Class 2 Propeller Repair Station ratings for all Dowty, Hamilton, Hartzell and McCauley propellers. PPS is also a Hartzell recommended service facility. PPS is the only facility in the world with FAA/EASA certification to overhaul all ATR and Dash 8 / Q400 propeller types, including the Hamilton 568F and Dowty R408 propeller. PPS also supports out-of-production propellers including the Hamilton 14SF/RF, Saab 340, Fokker 27/50/60, EMB-120 & DHC-6 platforms. More information may be found at www.piedmontpropulsion.com.
About Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (www.absblade.com)
Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in the UH-60 Blackhawk rotor blade, as well as the Sikorsky, S-55, S-58, S-61, S-62, S-64, S-70, H-3, H34, and CH-54 rotor blades, and Westland Sea King rotor blades. With the most extensive library of Sikorsky rotor blade maintenance and manufacturing technical data outside of Sikorsky, ABS is the world’s premier repair facility for Sikorsky rotor blades. The company’s experience, knowledge and support for these rotor blades is unmatched.
About First Aviation Services Inc.® (www.firstaviation.com)
First Aviation Services Inc. (“FAvS”), headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of component repair and overhaul, PMA parts manufacturing and rotables management to the aviation industry worldwide. FAvS’s principal operating subsidiaries are: Aerospace Turbine Rotables, Inc. (“AeTR”) and Evōlution Aerospace, Inc. (“EVO”) in Wichita, KS, Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (“PPS”) in Winston-Salem, NC and Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”) in Kissimmee, FL. Together, the companies repair and overhaul Landing Gear systems, Flight Controls, Actuation Systems, Lighting, Power Supplies, Oxygen and Fire Suppression systems, Hydrostatic Testing, Crew Masks, all Dowty, Hamilton, Hartzell and McCauley propellers, and Sikorsky rotor blades. More information about FAvS and its subsidiaries may be found on the company’s website www.firstaviation.com.
Contact: Paul Bolton
Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC
Aviation Blade Services, Inc