Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG’s 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast. With a fleet of nine helicopters, AAG provides a full complement of helicopter services, including supplemental lift for flight departments, helicopter charter through the Excalibur Card, and S-76® fractional ownership through the Sikorsky Shares program. AAG has also built a substantial aircraft management program, with five S-76 helicopters under management.
AAG also provides maintenance services to helicopters throughout the United States and is a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center for the S-76 and S-92® helicopters. AAG is also the only Authorized Customer Support Center for Sikorsky’s latest helicopter – the S-76D™. “Over the last 25 years, AAG has built a unique platform focused exclusively on the needs of helicopter owners and passengers. We are the only full-service VIP helicopter operator in the U.S. providing a full complement of services. This breadth of expertise and experience makes AAG the recognized leader in executive helicopter solutions,” said AAG President Scott Ashton. “We are deeply grateful to our clients for the trust and confidence they place in us each and every day. The dedication and commitment of our employees to always provide exceptional service to our clients has allowed the company to grow, evolve and expand into what it is today.”
Associated Aircraft Group was founded in 1989 by Ray Altieri, AAG’s Chief Operating Officer, and two partners. In 1999 AAG was purchased by Sikorsky Aircraft as a platform for its new Sikorsky Shares S-76 fractional ownership program. Today, AAG employs more than 60 aviation professionals and has offices and service centers in Wappingers Falls, New York; Teterboro, New Jersey; Providence, Rhode Island; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Long Island,
New York. AAG operations have earned coveted industry benchmarks including ARG/US Platinum rating, Wyvern Wingman status, IS-BAO Stage II registration, and National Business Aviation Association recognition for over 45,000 safe flying hours.
AAG, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, celebrates 25 years and 45,000 safe flying hours of experience providing helicopter charter, fractional ownership, and helicopter maintenance services from its New York, Teterboro, and Philadelphia installations. AAG is the only executive helicopter company to own and operate its own FAA Part 145 maintenance facility and is a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center. AAG has earned Wyvern Wingman status, an ARG/US Platinum rating, and IS-BAO certification as hallmarks of AAG’s commitment to safety. AAG is also approved for DCA operations under DASSP.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, which provides high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.