Sunday, January 1, 2006
A Growing Force in Helicopter Services
Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 600 people at locations throughout the northeastern U.S. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO and custom completions at "The Heliplex", its new, state-of-the-art technical services depot.
The premier full-service maintenance and completion center in the northeast U.S., Keystone Helicopter's services are factory-authorized by Bell, Eurocopter, MD Helicopter, Rolls Royce, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky. The company is also an authorized dealer for virtually every major avionics manufacturer.
As an FAA- and EASA-certified repair station (EGRR5263), Keystone Helicopter provides complete rotorcraft services, including airframe maintenance, avionics integration and installation, component repair and overhaul, engineering, custom fabrication, machining, paint and refinishing, green completions and complete interior refurbishments. Keystone Helicopter also offers complete repair and overhaul of Rolls-Royce 250 Series engines, as well as repair services on Turbomeca Arriel and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines.
Keystone Helicopter's engineering division provides comprehensive support for rotorcraft owners and operators. As one of only 40 FAA Designated Alteration Stations (DAS) worldwide, it can issue STCs under the auspices of the FAA, enhancing its ability to provide timely support to its customers. Its engineers have issued more than 100 STCs, working in structures, avionics, design engineering, systems, software, and flight-testing. Overall, Keystone offers a wide range of resources for certification, including STC, TSO, PMA and FAA/DER-approved data for 337s.
Keystone Helicopter's Flight Services Div. operates at 27 sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maine, providing pilots, mechanics and 24/7 flight support for 33 twin-turbine helicopters. The HAI has awarded its Operation Safety Award to the Flight Services Div. every year since 1975. The division is also a member of its prestigious Platinum Safety Program. As well, the Flight Services Div. has received the FAA Diamond Award Certificate of Excellence. This is the 11th consecutive year that Keystone Helicopter has received FAA certificates.
For the future," we will demand of ourselves even greater focus on quality, service and value," says Keystone President David Ford. "The bottom line: At Keystone Helicopter we demand of ourselves even greater focus on quality, service and value".
The company is on the web at www.keystonehelicopter.com.