Sierra Industries has created a new division, SkyWay Aerospace Technologies, after signing a multi-year contract with a major aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for a joint aerospace technology development program.
While non-disclosure agreements prevent specific company identification, Sierra officials said, the program will involve the development and manufacture of multiple new product offerings in aviation. Program Manager Bobby Smith will oversee the new company. Smith is a retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot with an Airline Transport Pilot, civilian flight instructor, instrument, and multi-engine instructor ratings. He has over 6,000 flight hours, including Cessna Citation 500 series business jets and test pilot experience.
SkyWay Group President and Sierra CEO Mark Huffstutler remarked, “Despite the challenging business environment in today’s business aviation industry, Sierra continues to seek new opportunities for growing our customer base and our workforce. The creation of this new division and winning of long-term technology development contracts are integral to that goal.”
Sierra Industries has specialized in Citation aircraft for over 25 years and is a leader in Citation Performance Enhancement Modifications, currently holding more than 75 proprietary Citation modifications and products – which covers only a part of the company’s more than 300 FAA supplemental type certificates (STC).
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