19-Oct-2010 Source: Sikorsky
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and LÃder Taxi AÃ©reo S.A. Air Brasil today announced the signing of a contract for one S-92Â® aircraft in a ceremony held at NBAA. This contract continues the 30-year relationship between the companies. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
LÃder will operate the aircraft in Brazil in support of offshore oil operations. LÃder has been operating S-92 helicopters in Brazil for more than a year and was the first operator to begin flying that model in the region. This order brings their total S-92 fleet to four aircraft.
LÃder operates more than 40 Sikorsky helicopters â€“ both S-76Â® and S-92 helicopters â€“ in support of offshore oil operations in Brazil. Lider has been flying Sikorsky products, beginning with the S-58Tâ„¢ helicopter, since the 1970s.
â€œWe are delighted that LÃder continues to look to Sikorsky for its offshore transportation requirements,â€ said Carey Bond, President, Sikorsky Global Helicopters. â€œTheir commitment to our products is a great testament to the strong relationship of our two companies, and the solid performance of our helicopters.â€
The S-92 helicopter, which first entered service in 2004, is certified to FAA/EASA harmonized Part 29 requirements, as amended through Amendment 47. The S-92 helicopter remains the only aircraft to have been certified to this rigorous standard.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems.