During June 2003 sixteen Sikorsky H-53s departed AMARC for a new yard that was set up in a portion of the UAC yard located on South Wilmot Road. The helicopters were positioned in two opposing rows, one in the south half of the yard which contained four aircraft and the second row in the north half of the yard containing the remaining 11 aircraft. They were destined to be used for spares to support a number of other H-53's which had been purchased from active US Navy stocks for conversion into fire fighting helicopters.
The exact owner of this yard is not know at present but there are indications to it being owned by a concern called the Wiggins Group. For an unknown reason twelve of these helicopters returned to AMARC in October 2004 and were reallocated with new PCN codes. A complete summary of the helicopters can be seen below.
Sikorsky H-53 Summary
|PCN||Serial||Type||Arrival Date||AMARC Return Date|