Satair Group and UTC Aerospace Systems sign long-term distribution deal for Goodrich® hoist and winch products

Contract marks first entry of Satair Group into helicopter market

October 4, 2017 Photo(s): By Satair Group
From left to right Alison Davidson, Executive Director of Aftermarket Sales for UTC Aerospace Group and (right) Mr Steen Karsbo, Vice President Business Development for Satair Group

Satair Group and UTC Aerospace Systems today signed at the MRO Europe and Helitech exhibitions in London a long-term distribution contract for Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and winch systems.

The contract covers worldwide distribution with the exception of the Asia-Pacific and Chinese markets.

Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winch systems are used worldwide by military and paramilitary operators, coast guards, police forces, firefighters, medical evacuation crews and private operators. The equipment is used on a wide variety of different helicopter types, including Airbus helicopter models.

The deal marks the first entry of Satair Group into the helicopter sector and introduces the company to hundreds of new customers among rotary wing operators and helicopter MRO service providers.

Signing the contract today, Mr. Steen Karsbo, VP and Head of Business Development of Satair Group stated: "We are happy to improve Goodrich® support of its 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."

Mr. 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."