October 6, 2017:Satair Group, a global leading provider of aftermarket services and solutions, signed a long-term distribution contract for Goodrich helicopter rescue hoists and winch systems with UTC Aerospace Systems at the MRO Europe and Helitech exhibitions in London. The contract marks the first entry of Satair Group into the helicopter sector.
The contract covers global distribution except for the Asia-Pacific and Chinese markets.
Goodrich helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winch systems are used globally by military and paramilitary operators, coast guards, police forces, firefighters, medical evacuation crews and private operators. The equipment is used on a variety of different helicopter types, including Airbus helicopter models.
Steen Karsbo, VP and Head of Business Development of Satair Group stated, “We are happy to improve Goodrich® support of our customers in need of spare parts. The helicopter sector has been on our strategy agenda for some time and through this important new agreement we are now making our first entry into this sector. We have enjoyed a long-standing business relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems across other fixed-wing product lines and are determined to earn their continued business by delivering excellent service in the rotary wing sector.
“We will now add hundreds of new customers to our portfolio and through this introduction to the helicopter sector we hope to be able to expand our business dealings with these new operators by also introducing them to our existing product lines.”
Mark Skarohlid, VP of Business Development and Customer Support for Sensors & Integrated Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems added, “UTC Aerospace Systems is pleased to extend its customer support relationship with Satair Group into the rotorcraft sector.Satair brings a unique logistics and component availability core competency in aftermarket support that directly aligns with our customer strategy. Under this new contract, our customers will benefit from both increased access to spare parts and shorter turnaround times.”