4-Apr-2013 Source: Sikorsky
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a five-year agreement for exclusive distribution of Epsilon Systems’ Compact Aircraft Support Cart (CASC-E) for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft platforms to select commercial and military international markets. The CASC-E is a deployable power unit used to provide bleed air and AC & DC power to aircraft. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“By continuing to expand our partnership network, we are able to scale SAS ground support equipment options to our customers’ specific needs,” said Frank DiPasquale, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships at Sikorsky Aerospace Services. “Currently, we offer a CASC system, which includes both hydraulic and electrical carts. This agreement gives our customers the flexibility to purchase one or both carts, depending on their service requirements.”
An approved Sikorsky ground support cart, the CASC-E unit offers maximum transportability and is easy to operate and maintain. Completely detachable from its secured transporter, the unit is lightweight and compact – measuring approximately 2x2x4 feet and weighing roughly 500 lbs. The unit is used for numerous missions including Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART), medical evacuation, firefighting, resupply and reconnaissance.
“Through this venture, Epsilon Systems and SAS will bring enhanced support to the international military market and will expand our companies’ global presence as key suppliers of products and services for military aftermarket,” said Terry Magee, President of Product Groups for Epsilon Systems.
Epsilon Systems, founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, has 26 sites including three overseas locations. Epsilon Systems customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and non-profit and commercial customers. Epsilon provides total life cycle support to defense systems, such as basic research, concept development, system architecture, requirements definition and analysis, software development, integration and test, operational support, training, and maintenance and logistics.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. SAS provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft throughout the world. It offers its military and commercial operators a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. 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.