DOTHAN, AL--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2016) - Commercial Jet is especially proud to announce the return of the Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter with Army serial number 65-9643 to its home on the static display at Veterans Park, Dothan, Alabama.
The paint restoration was performed in Commercial Jet's state-of-the-art aircraft paint hangar at its facility at the Dothan Regional Airport. "It's been particularly gratifying to be able to give back to the community through this restoration," states David Sandri, President of Commercial Jet. "Through this display of the Huey in Dothan, we also honor all those who are serving and have served in our military."
Designed and first manufactured by Bell Helicopter (Texas) in the late 1950's, this UH-1H was the fourth modification of the basic design UH-1A Iroquois series, from which Huey was derived. With more than 5,500 such units produced between 1967 and 1982, this helicopter was mostly used as a troop carrier and MedEvac, with some operated as gunships.
About Commercial Jet
Commercial Jet is an FAA and EASA approved repair station that specializes in both scheduled and unscheduled heavy maintenance, line maintenance, modification services, complete airframe inspections, freighter conversions, interior modifications, avionics upgrade programs and complete aircraft painting. The company also offers lease return services, and refitting passenger and cargo aircraft for return to market. With over half-a-million square feet (46,000 square meters) of multi-bay hangar facilities in Miami (MIA), Florida and Dothan (DHN), Alabama, Commercial Jet serves passenger and cargo airlines, owners, lessors and military customers. Their professional team services a wide variety of commercial aircraft types, including B717, B727, B737, B757, B767, DC8, DC9, DC10/MD-11, MD80/90, A320, A300 and now the CRJ200. www.commercialjet.com.