With the support of Gaodong and Pudong's government offices Shanghai Sikorsky selected a site to construct its new factory alongside of the Gaodong Heliport. This heliport was constructed as the base for the Ministry of Communications Helicopter Search and Rescue operations in Shanghai. Flying two Sikorsky's S-76 helicopters from Gaodong, the MOC has been involved in many rescue missions in the Shanghai area since they began operations last year.
In addition to the MOC and Shanghai Sikorsky's operations, the Gaodong heliport serves as the operating base for the Shanghai operations of Guangdong General Aviation Co. and CITIC Ocean Helicopter Co. These two operators provide harbor pilot delivery services for the port of Shanghai. The Gaodong Heliport and its professional flight operations team has made Shanghai a leader in this field. They have become the model for other heliport operations throughout China.
Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft Company Ltd. (www.shanghaisikorsky.com) is a joint venture between Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Shanghai Little Eagle Science and Technology Co. Ltd. Since their business license approval in March of 2003, Shanghai Sikorsky has established a new helicopter company in China, with sales, service, support, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Shanghai Sikorsky is the exclusive manufacturer and sales agent for the Schweizer Aircraft Company product line of light helicopters. With products ranging from two to four seats, powered by piston and turbine engines, Shanghai Sikorsky provides a China-based solution to meet all customer needs for light helicopters.
Shanghai Little Eagle Science & Tech. Company Limited is a high-tech company whose mission is to develop a series of light helicopters, which are practical, economical, safe and reliable and meet the needs of the domestic market of PR. China.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.