INSIGHTS & NEWS
A lot is happening at HABCO. There’s a continuous stream of new products and services that meet identified market need. The executive team periodically offers insights and thinking on the commercial and defense aerospace industry. Everyone at HABCO is invested in advancing the industry in which we work.
Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Exclusive Equipment Distribution Agreement
Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 27, 2018 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO.
The agreement covers all commercial, international military, and U.S. Government ground support equipment, as well as locally fabricated and Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) items where Sikorsky is the main source for those products. The agreement commits HABCO to support commercial and military helicopters currently in operational use.
HABCO Industries is a leading supplier of ground support and test equipment as well as engine tooling product solutions that aerospace and defense companies have relied on for operational readiness for more than 47 years.
“HABCO is a long-time Sikorsky supplier. Their experience allows them to understand and embrace our product expectations and deliver GSE for our commercial and military customers. We fully expect the level of service and quality will transfer to the end users,” said Sikorsky’s Director for Fleet Management, Supportability and Training, Simon Gharibian.
“HABCO fully understands the tremendous responsibility that comes with being a distributor for Sikorsky. We’re committed to delivering rapid response with exceptional delivery times and the quality and performance that operators flying Sikorsky aircraft have come to expect,” said Jeff Kretzmer, V.P. Sales and Marketing, HABCO Industries.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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HABCO Industries Announces New FAA Repair Station Business – HABCO MRO
HABCO Industries, a leading manufacturer of aerospace support and test equipment and engine tooling, has received certification from the FAA to begin operations as a Certified 14 CFR part 145 FAA Repair Station, CRS#: 5HBR906C. The stand-alone business offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services under Limited Accessories for Airframe and Engine components. There will be additional product categories added in the future as the HABCO MRO business continues to grow and evolve.
“For over 40 years‚ countless aerospace customers have counted on HABCO to provide them with proven support and test equipment products. Many of these customers have asked us to develop an FAA Service business to support overhaul and repair of products. We’re building on this competency to have a deeper FAA service offering. HABCO MRO is borne out of the market need and request‚” stated Jeff Kretzmer‚ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We began this journey to gain certification well over a year ago and have worked tirelessly with the FAA to meet all their stringent requirements. We’re excited about what this means for HABCO Industries‚” added Kretzmer.
The HABCO MRO business will be located in a separate facility within the HABCO operational footprint. All employees, from inspectors to technicians are totally focused and dedicated on the service aspects of the business. “HABCO MRO represents a major investment for the company. We’re building an employee base to meet the demanding requirements that being an FAA Repair Station entails for the aerospace community. Our plans are to rapidly grow the business,” remarked Brian Montanari, President and CEO.
The initial focus for HABCO MRO is going to be aimed at concentrating on the core competencies of the parent company HABCO Industries that involve the repair of products requiring actuation, temperature, pressure and air-flow/oil-flow. This is the product category where HABCO MRO can add the most value based on years of experience manufacturing and servicing these products.
HABCO Industries Enters into a License Agreement to Supply Pratt & Whitney Tooling for Engine Alliance
HABCO Industries, a leading supplier of test and support equipment and tooling products to the aerospace industry, has entered into a license agreement with Pratt & Whitney as the exclusive authorized tooling supplier for Pratt & Whitney engine tooling on the GP7200 engine. This license agreement builds on the position that HABCO has established as an engine tooling supplier. Over the past year, HABCO has functioned as the exclusive Designated Service Supplier (DSP) of tooling for Pratt & Whitney legacy engines − JT3D, JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000 and PW6000.
“Throughout our existence, countless airline operators have relied upon HABCO for high quality, support and test equipment used throughout their operations. The addition of the Engine Alliance license agreement with Pratt & Whitney is a further demonstration of our engine tooling business offering. We’ve totally aligned the company from both an internal and external position to ensure that all Engine Alliance customers receive the Pratt & Whitney tooling support that they’ve come to expect. Our support will be unwavering,” remarked Jeff Kretzmer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for HABCO.
“The license agreement with Pratt & Whitney for Engine Alliance tooling is another validation of the business that we’re building at HABCO. We’re working to build a business that end users can continually count on to get their engine tooling whenever and wherever they need it. We’re working hard to pay off the trust that major aerospace OEM’s are placing in us with these license agreements,” added Kretzmer.