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35 Melanie Lane

Whippany, NJ 07981

United States

Phone: 973-602-1001


Breeze-Eastern Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services engineered mission equipment for specialty aerospace and defense applications. Products The company offers aerospace and defense products. It operates as a designer, manufacturer, service provider, and supplier of mission-critical rescue hoists and cargo hook systems. The company also manufactures weapons handling systems, cargo winches, and tie-down equipment. These products are sold primarily to military and civilian agencies and aerospace contractors. It sells its products through internal marketing representatives and independent sales representatives and distributors. The company’s products include new equipment and spare parts sales. It develops helicopter hoist and winch systems, including systems for the generation of Sikorsky H-60 Blackhawk and Naval Hawk, CH53-K Super Stallion, Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Eurocopter Ecureuil, Dolphin, EH-101 Merlin/Cormorant, Changhe Z-11, Agusta Westland A-W109, and AW119 and AW139 helicopters. It also designs, markets, sells, and services a line of hydraulic and electric aircraft cargo winch systems with capacities from 900 pounds to approximately 7,000 pounds. The company’s external cargo hook systems are original equipment on major military medium and heavy lift helicopters. These hook systems range from smaller 1,000-pound capacity models up to the largest 36,000-pound capacity hooks employed on the Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter. The company also manufactures cargo and aircraft tie-downs, which are included in this product line. The company makes static-line retrieval and cargo winches for military cargo aircraft, including the Boeing C-17, Alenia C-27J, CASA CN-235, and CASA C-295. In addition, it has a contract with Airbus to develop and produce products for the new cargo winch and retrieval winch systems for the A400M cargo aircraft. The company’s weapons handling systems include weapons handling equipment for land-based rocket launchers and munitions hoists for loading missiles and other loads using electric power or exchangeable battery packs. It supplies this equipment for the United States, Japanese, and the European Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems and the United States High Mobility Artillery Rocket System. It also provides actuators and specialty gear boxes for specialty weapons applications. Services The company’s services include overhaul, and repair and engineering sales. It performs overhaul, repair, and maintenance services for all of its products. It has also licensed third-party service centers worldwide to perform these services. In addition, the company provides engineering services to adapt its products to customer specific needs and aircraft models on a fee-for-service basis. Customers The company has three major customers, such as the U.S. Government, United Technologies Corporation, and Finmeccanica SpA. Research and Development The company’s research and development costs, which are charged to engineering expense when incurred, amounted to $7,664 for the year ended March 31, 2013. Regulatory Matters Aircraft Regulation: In the United States, the company’s commercial aircraft products are required to comply with Federal Aviation Administration regulations governing production and quality systems, airworthiness and installation approvals, repair procedures and continuing operational safety. Internationally, similar requirements exist for airworthiness, installation, and operational approvals. These requirements are administered by the national aviation authorities of each country, and in the case of Europe, coordinated by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Environmental Matters: The company has been identified as a responsible party pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, and analogous state environmental laws, for the cleanup of contamination resulting from past disposals of hazardous wastes at certain former facilities and at sites to which the company sent wastes in the past. Competition The company competes in some markets with the hoist and winch business unit of the Goodrich Corporation. It also competes in some markets for cargo hooks with Onboard Systems. History Breeze-Eastern Corporation, a Delaware corporation, was founded in 1962.


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