Bahrain receives Sikorsky Black Hawk Helicopter

Sabreliner Corporation delivers customised chopper to Air Force.
(Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)
(Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)


Representatives of Sabreliner Corporation recently traveled to Bahrain for the delivery ceremony of a fully-customised Sikorsky UH-60 VIP Black Hawk Helicopter. The helicopter will be used by the Royal Bahraini Air Force in a variety of missions including transporting heads of state.

Those who attended the delivery ceremony from Sabreliner included Susan Aselage, vice chairman, Tracy Ogle, vice president of operations and James Buck, program manager. The helicopter was modified by Sabreliner at its Perryville, Missouri facility. In addition to manufacturing and installing a new VIP interior, the aircraft’s fuselage underwent an extensive modification including the installation of Sabreliner’s patented Clam Shell Door.

This new executive entry system allows for easier ingress and egress and provides a more comfortable ride for both passengers and crew. The aircraft also received a custom Royal Bahraini livery in Sabreliner’s new state of the art paint facility.

Sabreliner performed this aircraft modification under a Foreign Military Sales programme. “Our expertise, attention to detail, and wide variety of capabilities are the building blocks of our reputation, which allowed us to work with such a prestigious organization as the Royal Bahraini Air Force,” said Tracy Ogle, Vice President of Operations for Sabreliner Corporation. “In addition, having these capabilities under one roof allows us to continuously exceed our customer’s expectations. Both the Royal Bahraini Air Force and Sabreliner are extremely pleased with the outcome of this aircraft.”

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