First Aviation Service’s Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC was awarded a five-year, IDIQ contract estimated at $11.5 million for the overhaul and repair of UH-60 Black Hawk Rotor Hubs.
The UH-60 Rotor Hub is classified as a Critical Safety Item thus only companies that had prior source approval by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center Systems Readiness Directorate were qualified to bid. Although a very competitive multi-party bid, Piedmont Propulsion won both on commercial and technical grounds.
Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC is part of First Aviation Services Inc.’s Rotary Wing Group that also includes Heliblade International, LLC and Aviation Blade Services, Inc. Together the Rotary Wing Group has extensive experience in both commercial and military helicopter rotor blade and dynamic component overhaul and repair.