NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service is pleased to announce the addition of a Sikorsky S-76C+™ to its managed fleet. The addition of this helicopter will increase the AAG fleet to a total of nine aircraft. AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76C aircraft in the Northeast available for charter. AAG is a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The S-76C+ is a modern Sikorsky executive configured VIP helicopter. The S-76C+ helicopter is finely appointed with a spacious six-passenger luxury interior. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the S-76C+ helicopter is a welcomed addition to the fleet and will supplement travel needs to Boston, Mass. and the surrounding areas.
"We are extremely excited to add this S-76C+ helicopter to our current managed fleet of aircraft," said AAG President Scott Ashton. "AAG's growth in both our charter and management facets of business, in addition to an expansion in service area, makes us a prominent leader in the aviation industry with a significant east coast presence and expands our service offerings to the metro Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod and Islands."
AAG has more than 20 years experience providing helicopter and fixed wing charter flights, fractional ownership and helicopter maintenance services from its New York and Philadelphia installations. AAG is the only executive helicopter company to own and operate its own FAA Part 145 maintenance facility and is a Sikorsky Certified Repair Center, with the Northeast's largest fleet of S-76 aircraft. The company's principal flight operations and repair services are housed in two hangars at the Dutchess County Airport, a short flight from its Manhattan heliports.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
S-76® is a registered trademark of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.