UK pad for Boeing choppers

Boeing Defence UK has established Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support, an operation that will focus on developing Boeing’s rotorcraft business in Britain.

Boeing Defence UK, a subsidiary of Boeing, has established an operation that will focus on Boeing’s rotorcraft support business in Britain.

The organisation, Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support, is part of the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems business unit.

Boeing’s UK portfolio of rotorcraft support activities includes the Chinook Through Life Customer Support programme and the Apache Integrated Operational Support programme.

The organisation will be led by managing director David Pitchforth, who will be responsible for further developing Boeing’s rotorcraft support business in the United Kingdom while working directly with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), local industry partners and the company’s UK and US rotorcraft teams.

‘Creating this new operation underscores Boeing’s commitment to our customers, industry partners and employees in the UK,’ said Peri Widener, executive for Boeing’s global rotorcraft support team.

‘David has the local knowledge, customer relationships and leadership qualities necessary to make Boeing an agile onshore partner to the Ministry of Defence and to work effectively with local industry.’