PCX wins $136.2m US DoD contracts for Apache helicopter support


PCX Aerostructures has secured two contracts, totalling $136.2m, from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to support the Apache helicopter programme.

Under the first contract worth $72.3m, PCX will manufacture new main rotor heads for Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter.

The second $63.9m contract requires the company to provide overhaul and repair (O&R) services for Apache main rotor heads.

The contracts for the production and O&R services for AH-64 Apache helicopter components have a five-year period.

The latest contracts are the company's third consecutive main rotor head O&R contract award.

PCX president and CEO Jeff Frisby said: "We are excited about these awards and are pleased to be able to continue our legacy of providing material support to the Apache helicopter programme. 

“That we were awarded both the production and the overhaul and repair contracts is a testament to our ability to be a total solution provider to our customers."

"That we were awarded both the production and the overhaul and repair contracts is a testament to our ability to be a total solution provider to our customers."

PCX has been supporting the Apache helicopter programme for more than thirty years.

With manufacturing facilities in Connecticut, Texas and New York, the company supplies highly engineered, precision, flight-critical and structural assemblies for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aerospace platforms. 

The company focuses on producing complex parts machined from hard alloys such as titanium, Inconel and steel for defence and commercial markets.

It provides direct delivery of components and large assemblies to customers such as Airbus, Boeing, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky and Triumph Aerostructures.


Image: An AH-64 Apache helicopter of the US Army. Photo: courtesy of the US Army / Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway.