• 03.02.2015
  • Air, Engineering
  • Media release

Breeze-Eastern Appoints RUAG as Center of Excellence

Whippany, N.J., USA and Emmen, Switzerland, 26. February 2015....

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace Industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has appointed RUAG Aviation, headquartered in Switzerland, a long time experienced and authorized service center for Breeze-Eastern products, as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Europe. As a COE, RUAG Aviation is guaranteeing 30-day turn times and other enhanced services for product maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work for HS-29700 series rescue hoists under the terms of an agreement. In addition to expedited turn times, COE personnel at RUAG Aviation are available to provide customers with flight line training and on-site technical support. 

To qualify as a COE, an authorized service center must have extensive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in the maintenance, training and technical support for its designated product family. COEs are expected to maintain the same high standards for quality and responsive support that are factory-standard at the OEM in Whippany. 

“The establishment of a Center of Excellence reflects the company’s commitment to improving customer service and reducing turn times,” said Rodger Hahneman, General Manager at Breeze-Eastern. “As a long-time strategic partner, we are pleased to have RUAG Aviation leading the way with this important new program.” 

“Customer satisfaction, availability and reliability are our objectives. With this long-term partnership RUAG Aviation can guarantee life cycle services and increase availability of Breeze Eastern hoist products,” said Stephan Jezler, SVP Aviation International at RUAG. “With our subsidiaries and maintenance facilities on five continents we continue expanding to support our customers wherever they are.” 

About Breeze-Eastern 

Breeze-Eastern Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high performance lifting and pulling devices for helicopters, military cargo aircraft, and other aerospace/defense platforms, including rescue hoists, winches and cargo hooks, and weapons lifting systems. 


This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. 

About RUAG Aviation 

RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.