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Rotor Maxx Support Limited (RMS) is the successful bidder on the Canadian CH-124 Sea King (Sikorsky SH-3) competitive sales process. RMS recognizes what the aircraft need in order to have a viable future and will be upgrading/modernizing them in order to improve flight safety, increase performance and enhance operational reliability before making them available to both military and non-military customers. Already a world leader in all aspects of support for the S61/H-3 series helicopter, RMS is well prepared for the work that lies ahead.
The 15 CH-124s will complement RMS’s current fleet of eight civilian S61s and allow for expansion of its existing aircraft leasing/sale and total aircraft support (TAS) programs. The acquisition includes a significant inventory of parts, tooling and equipment which, when added to RMS’s already comprehensive stock, will contribute extensively to the TAS program included with each aircraft delivery.
RMS recognizes that many Canadian companies have equipment, systems and modifications already available or nearing availability to the global aerospace market that could be applied to their modernization program and looks forward to working with any company whose participation adds Canadian content to the finished product.
The S61/H-3 has been, and continues to be, exceedingly popular with both military and civilian operations worldwide, so not surprisingly, RMS is already receiving interest from eligible foreign parties. While contact information for all departments can be found on the RMS website, enquiries regarding the CH-124 program (including employment opportunities) should be directed to RMS’s CEO, Mike Wiggins.