Summit Aviation

Summit aviation promotes from within for regional sales Manager position

Summit aviation promotes from within for regional sales Manager position

20-Apr-2021Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has promoted Dennis Hurst to the position of regional sales manager. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Hurst has 17 years of mechanical experience with 15 of those years dedicated to aviation. Mr. Hurst was initially introduced to Summit Aviation in 2011 as... Read more

Summit Aviation makes appointment to new Director of Program Management role

Summit Aviation makes appointment to new Director of Program Management role

5-Mar-2021Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has hired Bradley Card for its newly created position of Director of Program Management. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Card has 30 years of aviation experience, including 15 years as a flight engineer. Upon leaving the Air Force in 2008, he joined... Read more

Summit Aviation Now Serving Leonardo AW139 Owners and Operators

Summit Aviation Now Serving Leonardo AW139 Owners and Operators

5-Feb-2021Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has included the Leonardo AW139 helicopter to its Part 145 Certified Repair Station certificate. This newly added capability allows Summit to perform aircraft maintenance including inspections, overhaul, repair and/or modification for AW139 owners and operators. “We have been serving similar types of aircraft owners and operators... Read more

Summit Aviation adds new partner for interior refurbishments

Summit Aviation adds new partner for interior refurbishments

11-Jan-2021Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it is now partnered with New Jersey-based Cabin Crafters Inc. (CCI) to support fixed and rotor wing interior refurbishments. Cabin Crafters has specialized in quality aircraft interiors for more than 35 years. As the first Federal Aviation Administration certified repair station specializing in aircraft interiors CCI is... Read more

Summit Aviation Receives Garmin Bronze Dealer Award

Summit Aviation Receives Garmin Bronze Dealer Award

30-Oct-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the Garmin Bronze Dealer Award for 2019, which recognizes the top aviation dealers in the Garmin network. “The Bronze Dealer Award represents a level of sales performance, technical expertise, and customer service that distinguishes your business among other Garmin Aviation Dealers,” said Jim Alpiser,... Read more

Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

3-Sep-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has been awarded the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Garmin’s G500H TXi Flight Display System on MDHI 500N series aircraft. The latest in electronic glass cockpit instrumentation, the G500H TXi brings increased levels of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Available in both... Read more

Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

12-May-2020Source: Summit Aviation

In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States, Johnny Cash played the first of his many free concerts behind bars, and on this day, May 6, 1960, Summit Aviation, the oldest, continuous operating aircraft company in the state of Delaware was founded by Richard “Kip” Dupont. In the sixty years since its... Read more

Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

28-Apr-2020Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company. A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and Director of... Read more

Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

23-Apr-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company.   A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and... Read more

Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

6-Mar-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Josh Allen as its new Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, Kentucky, location. A Navy veteran, Mr. Allen most recently served as the PTC Project Director for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston where he was responsible for the positive train control (PTC) system across... Read more

Summit Aviation hires new Director of Sales and Marketing

Summit Aviation hires new Director of Sales and Marketing

17-Feb-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has hired John Gonsalves as its Director of Sales and Marketing. His responsibilities will include developing new business relationships, strengthening existing relationships and overseeing the growth of the company’s fixed-wing, rotor-wing and government/military services for the company’s Delaware location. Mr. Gonsalves is a seasoned sales executive... Read more

Summit receives acclaimed Hire Vets Award

Summit receives acclaimed Hire Vets Award

20-Nov-2019Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2019 for its efforts to recruit, employ and retain the nation’s veterans. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Award is the only veteran hiring award... Read more

Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

24-Sep-2019Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has entered into a new extension of its 2012 agreement with Northrop Grumman to continue building Faraday Cages for the Fire Scout program. Under this extension, Summit Aviation will support the delivery of an additional five Faraday Cages in 2019. Summit Aviation is responsible for procuring... Read more

Greenwich AeroGroup announced changing the name of TruAtlantic Manufacturing

Greenwich AeroGroup announced changing the name of TruAtlantic Manufacturing

5-Jan-2018Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it is changing the name of its subsidiary TruAtlantic Manufacturing in Kernersville, N.C. to Summit Aviation. The name change leverages the strength of Summit’s manufacturing product lines. The change is effective immediately. “It made sense to bring TruAtlantic into the weave with Summit’s other manufacturing capabilities,” said Chief Operating Officer... Read more

Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

6-Nov-2017Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has hired Justin Bilek as its Logistics Manager for its Government programs division. Mr. Bilek has more than 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Among his duties, he will oversee operational requirements such as purchasing, shipping, receiving, government property management, tool control and... Read more

Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

5-Sep-2017Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that its Somerset, Ky. manufacturing facility has been awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award for supplier excellence. The Platinum Source Award recognizes outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, focus on customer satisfaction and robust, lean processes. “Being recognized as a Northrop Grumman Platinum Supplier is... Read more

Summit Aviation Receives AS9110 Certificate

Summit Aviation Receives AS9110 Certificate

26-May-2017Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been awarded AS9110B Quality Management Standards certification. The internationally recognized AS9110 Standard focuses on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services and is a derivative of the AS9100 Standard that addresses the aviation industry. Additionally, Summit holds ISO 9001:2008 certification which confirms that the organization... Read more

Summit Aviation Celebrates New Manufacturing Location

Summit Aviation Celebrates New Manufacturing Location

23-May-2017Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, celebrated its expanding aviation parts manufacturing operations today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Summit’s Somerset operations started in 2007 as a labor-only supplier to Schweizer Aircraft, today Summit Aviation’s manufacturing facility provides full-service support to build aerostructure product assemblies for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed... Read more

Summit Aviation adds Regional Sales Rep

Summit Aviation adds Regional Sales Rep

20-Jan-2017Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has hired Matt Tarczynski as a regional sales representative. In his role, Mr. Tarczynski will be responsible for sales of custom Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms for law enforcement and government organizations utilizing rotor and fixed wing aircraft. Before joining Summit, he spent 26... Read more

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

28-Jul-2016Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company has named it as an Authorized Customer Support Service Center for the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. The authorization includes complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. “We have a long-standing relationship... Read more

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

4-Mar-2016Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it has successfully installed its LiveAero system on an AW139 at its Summit Aviation facility in Middletown, Del. “This is an exciting achievement for the LiveAero platform,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “This satellite broadband connectivity solution is the best value in the... Read more

Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

3-Mar-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) is developing a new strategy to further improve the proximity service it offers to its customers. Taking advantage of the planned introduction of new light helicopters, Turbomeca will enlarge its support network to offer a best-in-class service tailored to small fleet operators. To offer the most comprehensive and reliable support network, Turbomeca is... Read more

Summit Aviation adds new Bell Helicopter Authorization

Summit Aviation adds new Bell Helicopter Authorization

21-Nov-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added the Bell 429 helicopter to its factory authorization. Summit Aviation has been an Authorized Bell Helicopter Service Center for 25 years, providing maintenance, repair, inspection and modifications to various customer bases. “We have an outstanding group of experienced and factory trained technicians,” said... Read more

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

12-Sep-2014Source: Summit

Summit Aviation recently helped a veteran of military aviation, a Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter, make a groundbreaking transition into a productive new role in civilian life, firefighting. Starting late last year, the U.S. Army began auctioning the Chinooks for civilian use. The auctions are the first time military Chinooks are being sold for non-military operations,... Read more

Summit Aviation Hires Business Development Manager

Summit Aviation Hires Business Development Manager

10-Sep-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the hiring of Jeremy Bennett as Manager of Business Development. Mr. Bennett will be responsible for securing new business with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation, which directs the development, procurement and testing of Army helicopters. He will be based in Huntsville, Alabama, where the Army... Read more

Summit Aviation reaches Chinook support milestone

Summit Aviation reaches Chinook support milestone

9-Jul-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has completed its 200th depopulation of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The program, which began at Summit in 2002, is designed to harvest parts from the United States Army’s “D” model aircraft to be installed onto new “F” or “G” models. The process starts with the... Read more

Summit Aviation to cohost Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium

Summit Aviation to cohost Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium

21-Apr-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, is pleased to announce it will cohost the Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium at Summit’s facility in Middletown, Delaware on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The one day symposium will consist of informational presentations and safety and technical briefings regarding Airbus Helicopters products and services. Summit Aviation will provide a... Read more

Summit Aviation breathes new life into oldest surviving Chinook

Summit Aviation breathes new life into oldest surviving Chinook

10-Apr-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation has played a vital role in saving a piece of military history by restoring the oldest surviving CH-47A Chinook helicopter for the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Va. The restored Chinook, aircraft 59-94984, will be unveiled April 11 at the museum, less than a year after it was delivered to Summit’s... Read more

Summit Aviation recruits Regional Sales Manager from Sikorsky

Summit Aviation recruits Regional Sales Manager from Sikorsky

21-Feb-2014Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the hiring of Ken Pike as a Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Pike will be responsible for the development and execution of sales strategies for Summit’s aircraft sales and aftermarket services for both fixed wing and rotorcraft. Previously, Mr. Pike held the position of Regional Support Manager for North... Read more

Summit Aviation wins Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation wins Fire Scout contract

13-Aug-2012Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday Cages for their Fire Scout program. Summit Aviation will be responsible for procuring material and tooling, preparing manufacturing planning and quality documentations as well as performing the final assembly. The Faraday Cage is a subassembly that is installed... Read more

Summit Aviation earns AS9100C certification

Summit Aviation earns AS9100C certification

8-Jun-2012Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has received AS9100C (AS9100:2009) Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification for its Middletown, Del., and Somerset, Ky., facilities. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to meet or exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier,” said president of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “This certification standardizes our quality processes across... Read more

Summit Aviation appointed Eurocopter Service Center

Summit Aviation appointed Eurocopter Service Center

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

Summit Aviation added as service center in key northeast region From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, American Eurocopter announced today that it has reached an agreement that will add Summit Aviation, based in Middletown, Delaware, to its extensive network of independent service centers across North America. “Providing our customers with the service and... Read more

Summit Aviation ventures into sales and leasing

Summit Aviation ventures into sales and leasing

11-Feb-2012Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today they have added Aircraft Sales and Leasing to their repertoire of offerings. Founded in 1960, Summit Aviation did buy and sell aircraft to the government previously but discontinued the service in the early 1990s. Today’s market environment inspired them to revive the services. “Many of the government... Read more

Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

11-Feb-2012Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today they have signed a long term agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters to manufacture, assemble and test transmissions for new production Schweizer 300 CTM aircraft and aftermarket support. “We have had a long standing relationship with Sikorsky,” said President of Summit Aviation Bob Fitzpatrick. “For the last five... Read more

Summit Aviation receives first Bill Olson Award of Excellence

Summit Aviation receives first Bill Olson Award of Excellence

13-Oct-2011Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently was presented with the Bill Olson Award of Excellence during the 2011 Cargo Helicopters Users Conference in Huntsville, Alabama. “Summit Aviation’s support to units in the field has been exemplary,” said Project Manager for Cargo Helicopters Col. Robert L. Marion. “Summit’s efficiency in removing, packaging and shipping parts... Read more

Summit Aviation to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

Summit Aviation to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

20-Sep-2011Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon this week in celebration of its new 78,000 square-foot expansion. The event will be held: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11 a.m., Ribbon Cutting Summit Aviation, 4200 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, Delaware Speakers for the event include Summit Aviation President Robert Fitzpatrick,... Read more

Summit Aviation makes good progress on 78,000 sq.ft expansion

Summit Aviation makes good progress on 78,000 sq.ft expansion

28-Feb-2011Source: Summit Aviation

Construction is well underway on Summit Aviation’s new 78,000 square-foot expansion. Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, broke ground for the new development on June 9, 2010, on its 550-acre site. In January, the Delaware State Fire Marshall certified Summit’s improved fire suppression system in the existing hangars that currently house all the helicopter aircraft... Read more

Three Indian customers buy total of five AS350B3s

Three Indian customers buy total of five AS350B3s

11-Feb-2011Source: Eurocopter

The acquisition of five AS350 B3 helicopters by three Indian customers was announced by Eurocopter and its Eurocopter India subsidiary at the Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore. Three of the rotary-wing aircraft were ordered by Global Vectra, whose fleet will grow to seven AS350 B3s; while Summit Aviation and SS Aviation each purchased one.... Read more

Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

24-Sep-2010Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation of Greenwich AeroGroup, announced today it has received AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification at its Somerset, Ky., facility. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to meet or exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier,” said President of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “This certification will standardize our quality processes across many... Read more

Summit Aviation to Hold Groundbreaking For New Hangar and Paint Facility

Summit Aviation to Hold Groundbreaking For New Hangar and Paint Facility

27-May-2010Source: Summit Aviation

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced today that Summit Aviation will expand its Delaware operation with additional modification, maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities. The 78,000 square-feet expansion includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar that can accommodate eight Boeing CH-47 Chinook model aircraft or three Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft; a 9,200 square-foot paint facility; two cold storage units... Read more

Greenwich AeroGroup Names Senior Executive for Government Business and Summit Aviation

Greenwich AeroGroup Names Senior Executive for Government Business and Summit Aviation

19-Jan-2010Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. today announced that Bob Fitzpatrick has been appointed Senior Vice President -Government and Military Business of Greenwich AeroGroup and President Summit Aviation, Inc, effective February 1, 2010. “We are very excited to announce that Bob is joining our senior management team” commented Jim Ziegler, President and CEO of Greenwich AeroGroup. “Bob’s extensive... Read more

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