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Bristow opens up Scatsa interline opportunities to more oil companies

Bristow opens up Scatsa interline opportunities to more oil companies

29-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters in the UK has announce the launch of Bristow Logistics Services Shetland (BLSS) as a new offering to transport oil and gas workers through Scatsta Airport. This will be run in parallel with the existing Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) work they have had at the airport for the last 20 years, and will... Read more

Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

22-Jun-2016Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has received a US$13 million contract from Sikorsky to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers learning to operate Canada’s new fleet of 28 CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends by three years the training that Bluedrop has provided to the programme — known as the Canadian... Read more

Global S92 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hour landmark

Global S92 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hour landmark

16-Jun-2016Source: Sikorsky

The global fleet of Sikorsky S-92® helicopters recently surpassed one million flight hours, in an impressively short time of less than 12 years. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). “We are incredibly thankful to our customers, suppliers and employees for reaching this milestone, and we are tremendously proud of the S-92 helicopter’s industry-leading... Read more

Babcock adds two factory-new S92s to North Sea fleet

Babcock adds two factory-new S92s to North Sea fleet

7-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock MCS have imported two brand new Sikorky S92 helicopters in recent days, with the pair arriving airfreight in an Antonov An-124 to Prestwick Airport and then transported by road to the company base at Aberdeen.  They have been registered G-MCSA (serial 920273) and G-MCSB (serial 920281), the first use of a new series of... Read more

CHC transfers two S92s from Canada to North Sea

CHC transfers two S92s from Canada to North Sea

7-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Embattled offshore operator CHC, in the midst of reducing their fleet by 90 helicopters over 60 days, is taking steps to ensure current contract commitments can be met following the grounding of EC225 and AS332L2 helicopters.  In common with other operators on the North Sea, CHC have brought in two Sikorsky S92s from Canada to... Read more

Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

6-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Group has moved an offshore-equipped Sikorsky S92 from Brazil to the UK.  Owned in the name of their own Brilog Leasing division, the aircraft was previously operated in Brazil by Lider Taxi Aereo as PR-JBH from new in spring 2012. The helicopter is now registered G-CIYD and is serial 920159.  I was operated by... Read more

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

As the grounding of the EC225 continues, the North Sea operators are looking around their fleets to see how they can cover the shortfall.  Bristow has identified a Sikorsky S92 in its Nigerian operation, and the aircraft is currently on its ferry flight north. The particular aircraft only departed Aberdeen on 23rd March and ferried... Read more

Bristow launches S92 operations in Trinidad and Tobago

Bristow launches S92 operations in Trinidad and Tobago

20-May-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Area Manager Paul Doxey joined government officials and representatives from BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago in a ceremony at Trinidad May 18, 2016, to mark the inaugural use of the Sikorsky S-92 aircraft in the country which will be used in support of BHP Billiton’s new deepwater drilling campaign. The ceremony was held at... Read more

Bristow starts S92 ops from Norwich

Bristow starts S92 ops from Norwich

17-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters are today starting operations from Norwich using a Sikorsky S92.  This is the first time the S92 has been used by any operator out of Norwich, one of two key bases for the southern sector of the North Sea and supporting offshore rigs involved in gas production. The move has come around following... Read more

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

An official court-filed statement provides a lot more information about the situation at CHC.  It was filed by Michael B Cox, Global Head of Seabury’s Corporate Advisory Services.  Seabury was retained by CHC Group and each of the other debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) in early 2016 to provide strategic business advice with respect to restructuring... Read more

Bristow Caribbean wins S92 contract

Bristow Caribbean wins S92 contract

6-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Caribbean has announced that they have secured a new contract with BHP Billiton in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract begins thi smonth using Sikorsky S-92 aircraft. This will be the first time an S-92 has been operated in the Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas market and the first time that Bristow is using... Read more

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

6-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has completed a one year contract in the Falkland Islands with three Sikorsky S92s.  While the contract allowed for extensions beyond the first year, the continued depressed oil price has meant that these were not exercised – as predicted by HeliHub.com.  The company’s announcement of the contract win early in 2015 described it... Read more

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

3-May-2016Source: Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford, Shannon and Dublin. With the introduction of the S92, the service ushered in a stepped... Read more

Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

20-Apr-2016Source: SWHS

Commercial helicopter company “Silk Way Helicopter Services” LLC (SWHS LLC) received a status of the official service provider for external cargo sling on offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms according to Oil & Gas Producers Standard (OGP). The main direction of these services is focused on flare tip change outs on oil and gas... Read more

Bristow starts flying S92 and EC225 for Petrofac under new flight-share agreement

Bristow starts flying S92 and EC225 for Petrofac under new flight-share agreement

6-Apr-2016Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Limited, the market leading helicopter logistics company, has commenced flights for Petrofac in the Central North Sea. The contract, which sees Bristow flying Petrofac passengers to the Central North Sea for the first time, commenced in March and will continue for three years, with two additional one year options. Alan Corbett, Managing Director... Read more

Protective Packaging Corp helps Bristow inhibit North Sea S92

Protective Packaging Corp helps Bristow inhibit North Sea S92

4-Apr-2016Source: PPC

The downturn in the energy industry has idled millions of dollars of oil and gas equipment worldwide, including the nearly a fifth of the helicopters used to ferry workers and equipment to offshore rigs, according to The Wall Street Journal.  [Other sources give nearer to one third.  Ed] Dallas-based Protective Packaging Corporation recently helped a... Read more

Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

29-Mar-2016Source: Bond

The first class of graduates from Bond’s new Aberdeen-based training programme for helicopter engineers has graduated with flying colours. Bond, a Babcock International Group company,  established its first CAA approved training scheme for licensed helicopter engineers in December and the first class of five students has now graduated. Each is now qualified to sign off... Read more

Heli-One develops S-92 Air Inlet repair capability

Heli-One develops S-92 Air Inlet repair capability

23-Mar-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet. The air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft on ground (AOG) events for the S-92 aircraft.  The component was found to have inconsistent failure times,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $7.9M contract modification for VH-92A Presidential program

Sikorsky awarded $7.9M contract modification for VH-92A Presidential program

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,912,270 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-14-C-0050) for integration of formation lighting into the VH-92A Integrated Air Vehicle in support of the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.  Efforts will include the design, development, qualification/certification, documentation, and... Read more

Bristow shares Fair Culture knowledge with Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Bristow shares Fair Culture knowledge with Maritime and Coastguard Agency

9-Mar-2016Source: Bristow

As part of its efforts to introduce Just Culture to its organization, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) invited Bristow’s Europe Caspian Region Head of Safety Steve Harriss to address their project board. The MCA is working towards formally signing up to a Just and Fair Culture program – focusing first on its post-mission review... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

3-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters today for its critical role in safely evacuating hundreds of workers with S-92® helicopters from six oil platforms in the North Sea on Dec. 31, 2015. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the recognition to Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.... Read more

LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

3-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has designed and delivered a sea floor that seals an entire S-92® cabin being utilized for search and rescue (SAR) missions. The unique floor layout allows for the installation of seats, a LifePort Stacking Litter System (SLS) and an internal auxiliary fuel tank. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT). LifeGard... Read more

Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

2-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) today unveiled several initiatives to provide new and enhanced services supporting the company’s customers. The announcements were made at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. “Sikorsky is focused on enhancing customer support and achieving excellence in customer satisfaction,” said Joe Triompo, vice president, Sikorsky Customer Support. “We are... Read more

Era becomes first operator of S-92 with Gross Weight Expansion

Era becomes first operator of S-92 with Gross Weight Expansion

2-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky recognized Era Group Inc. today as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92® helicopter with Gross Weight Expansion (GWE). The event was conducted at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show at Sikorsky’s booth where Era’s S-92 helicopter is on display. Sikorsky Aircraft is a Lockheed Martin company... Read more

Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

1-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Thai Aviation Services has informed Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), of the decision to renew its existing fleet of commercial helicopters with five S-76D™ medium lift and two S-92® heavy lift aircraft. Selection of an all-new Sikorsky aircraft fleet will enable the Bangkok-based operator to continue its track record of providing safe, reliable... Read more

VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

29-Feb-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has reached a delivery milestone of 22 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow Group (Bristow). VIHA is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2016 — Booth # 1209.... Read more

Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

29-Feb-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company, has been awarded a contract by the Korean Defence Acquisition Program (DAPA) to complete the Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) camera installation on the President of the Republic of Korea’s VH-92 aircraft. The VH-92 is the VIP transport variant of the Sikorsky S-92. “We are honoured... Read more

VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

29-Feb-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing and developing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter announces that research and development plans are underway for VIHA to introduce a three tank system to further increase operational range by introduction... Read more

Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

25-Feb-2016Source: RCAF

Bravo Zulu to the first Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew to successfully land a CH-148 Cyclone [that’s the local designation of the H92 military variant of the S92] helicopter on a Canadian warship at sea, as well as to the ship’s crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax, involved with Cyclone testing and... Read more

DAC International to display Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky app at Heli-Expo

DAC International to display Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky app at Heli-Expo

25-Feb-2016Source: Greenwich

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be displaying Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky™ iOS app in Booth #509 at the upcoming Heli-Expo, March 1-3, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky. DAC International’s GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter 429 data bus to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Known... Read more

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

17-Feb-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd to become a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the CSC will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopters to source repair and overhaul services within the country’s borders. “UI Helicopter has more... Read more

Sikorsky outlook dims as commercial sales estimate halved

Sikorsky outlook dims as commercial sales estimate halved

27-Jan-2016Source: Reuters

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) on Tuesday said commercial helicopter sales for its Sikorsky Aircraft unit this year were expected to be about $375 million, half the level projected last summer, due to the sustained drop in world oil prices. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow provide more details on new UK SAR bases at Newquay and Prestwick

Bristow provide more details on new UK SAR bases at Newquay and Prestwick

25-Jan-2016Source: Bristow

A new era for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) helicopter operations began January 1, 2016, when the Newquay and Prestwick SAR bases commenced operations, bringing military involvement to an end. A release issued by HM Coastguard to mark the occasion stated: “All of us at HM Coastguard have enormous respect for the search and... Read more

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

13-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by... Read more

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

8-Jan-2016Source: Irish Coast Guard

During last night the Coast Guard’s Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 completed two helicopter missions which bringing the total number of completed helicopter missions to 1,000 in a single year; the first time since the Coast Guard’s helicopter service commenced in 1991. Many of the services were carried out in challenging weather conditions, at night... Read more

All four Bond Australia S92s now confirmed stored

All four Bond Australia S92s now confirmed stored

5-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following our exclusive story reporting the first pair of Sikorsky S92s had been put in storage by Bond Helicopters Australia, we can confirm the second pair have joined them. Our story on 10th December reported that VH-NYW (serial 920232) and VH-NYZ (serial 920233) had both been ferried right across Australia and had been put into... Read more

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

16-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters is all set for the opening of two more UK SAR bases, with the second Sikorsky S92 arriving at Prestwick on Sunday. This means that both Newquay and Prestwick have their compliment of aircraft – two S92s each at the present time – in preparation for live operations. The Sikorsky S92s at Prestwick... Read more

Bond Helicopters Australia parks up another S92

Bond Helicopters Australia parks up another S92

10-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bond Helicopters Australia has a total of four Sikorsky S92s currently in their name on the Australian register, but has parked up at least two of them. VH-NYZ (serial 920233) was ferried right across Australia this past Sunday 6th and Monday 7th December, routing via Kununurra, Mount Isa, Longreach and Emerald on its way from... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $14M more for Presidential Helicopters Program

Sikorsky awarded $14M more for Presidential Helicopters Program

30-Nov-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $14,223,772 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of special progressive aircraft rework sustainment support services, including security, project engineering, integrated logistics support, VIP helicopter training, and program support for the Presidential Helicopters Program. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (88 percent); and Quantico, Virginia (12 percent).... Read more

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

24-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Local press has confirmed the arrival of the second Sikorsky S92 at Newquay, ready for the new SAR base to open under the operation of Bristow Helicopters. As the UK SAR provision transitions from a mixture of civil and military over to a single dedicated civil contract, so Bristow is opening up bases over a... Read more

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

18-Nov-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety announces that it now offers a new comprehensive Search and Rescue training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. “Pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 will benefit from FlightSafety’s new scenario-based,... Read more

Sikorsky details completion of some Presidential VH-92A milestones

Sikorsky details completion of some Presidential VH-92A milestones

6-Nov-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review (PDR), completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system (MCS) components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).... Read more

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

6-Nov-2015Source: Bristow

The first of two state of the art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten... Read more

Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

4-Nov-2015Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory review by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China marks the end of a successful and comprehensive... Read more

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

22-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

The first of two state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Newquay Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten year UK SAR... Read more

Era Group Begins S92 Flight Operations

Era Group Begins S92 Flight Operations

22-Oct-2015Source: Era Group

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced that it has placed into service its first Sikorsky S92 heavy helicopter in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The first revenue flight occurred today as flight operations commenced under a contract with a large independent oil and gas company.... Read more

EASA approves CAE Brunei Training Centre

EASA approves CAE Brunei Training Centre

13-Oct-2015Source: CAE

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has formally certified the CAE Brunei MPTC as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO).  The CAE Brunei MPTC was certified under the ATO held by CAE’s Oslo... Read more

Heli-One adds S92 blade service capability in Norway

Heli-One adds S92 blade service capability in Norway

6-Oct-2015Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest helicopter support and maintenance service provider, has announced new capability to service Sikorsky S-92 main rotor blades from its facility in Stavanger, Norway. This new offering will improve the efficiency of S-92 operators by reducing the shipping time and cost, said Antony DiNota, President of Heli-One. “Putting in-demand services in convenient... Read more

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

23-Sep-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters in the UK continues to experience delays with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189, and has no plans to operate the type on the national Maritime and Coast Guard Agency contract until all of its issues are sorted. The contractual requirement is for 20 helicopters, two at each of ten bases, and the... Read more

Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

7-Sep-2015Source: Daily Post

A search and rescue base tackled 100 call outs in its first two months of operation. See Full Story... Read more

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

1-Sep-2015Source: CAE

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that it plans to become an Approved Training Organization (ATO) according to the guidelines and procedures established by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The CAE Brunei MPTC will be adding a turnkey... Read more

Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

11-Aug-2015Source: Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent helicopter lessor, announced that it has closed its second transaction with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The transaction included the purchase and leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which will operate in support of offshore... Read more

Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

1-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has moved to the next phase of the UK SAR contract, with operations starting today from Caernarfon and Lydd. Caernarfon sees two Sikorsky S92s – G-MCGJ and G-MCGK – and a new hangar built by Balfour Beatty added to the privatised SAR service today.  The base is in the north of Wales, and... Read more

Era Group Inc. Expands S-92 Helicopter Fleet; Opens Super Base

Era Group Inc. Expands S-92 Helicopter Fleet; Opens Super Base

26-Jun-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Era Group Inc. continues to expand its S-92® helicopter fleet with acceptance of a second S-92 helicopter baseline delivery. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In January 2014, Era signed a multi-year contract with Sikorsky for S-92 helicopters. Sikorsky and Era celebrated the first... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

22-Jun-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT during an acceptance celebration joined by Canada’s Defense Minister Jason Kenney, Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Regional Ministers.  Representing Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was William Gostic, Vice President of... Read more

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

17-Jun-2015Source: Terma

In connection with Denmark’s procurement of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R multirole SEAHAWK® helicopters, Terma has successfully pursued several business opportunities with the companies providing the helicopters. The team, known as Team Seahawk, includes Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, CAE, and Lockheed Martin. “Our collaboration with Team Seahawk includes advanced composites structures, mission-critical space technology and aircraft... Read more

Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

16-Jun-2015Source: Sikorsky

Today, 16th June, Sikorsky have put out the press release below.  It is worth noting that HeliHub.com reported these details on 20th May, almost four weeks ago – see here   Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has fulfilled its contract to deliver seven S-92® helicopters to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for UK Search and Rescue. There are now... Read more

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

15-Jun-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Rig Approach provides operators with an automated approach to offshore rig and platform landings. Rig Approach is available as an option on the... Read more

Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

10-Jun-2015Source: Trend

The Azerbaijani airline, Silk Way Helicopter Services (SWHS), is ready to become a service center for AgustaWestland in the region, the aviation portal ATO.ru quoted the airline’s director general, Azer Sultanov, as saying June 8. See full story.... Read more

Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

3-Jun-2015Source: AV Group

UK SAR provider Bristow Helicopters have entered into a substantial agreement with AV Group for a series of steel modular buildings that will provide exclusive accommodation and welfare facilities for its new helicopter search and rescue (SAR) team, operating out of Lydd Airport in Kent. The SAR operation due to launch in July 2015 from... Read more

CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

3-Jun-2015Source: Universal Avionics

A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to... Read more

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

20-May-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that two helicopter aviation training programs are, or will soon be, ready for training Training for Sikorsky S92 helicopter in Zhuhai, China In support to the growing helicopter market in Asia, CAE and China Southern are offering a Sikorsky S92 helicopter training program in their Zhuhai... Read more

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

20-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday saw the Bristow UK SAR fleet of Sikorsky S92s reach the expected compliment of 11 – filling the plans for two allocated to each of five bases, and a further aircraft as a maintenance spare.  The eleventh aircraft G-MCGK was ferried Tuesday afternoon and evening from Southampton Docks via fuel stops at Southampton and... Read more

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

18-May-2015Source: Bristow

Airbox, the specialist navigation and mission system developer, has today confirmed that Bristow Helicopters Limited is to use Airbox PANDA to support its UK SAR operations and Gap SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway. The company will provide its mission visualisation platform to all of Bristow Helicopter’s SAR aircraft and bases enabling efficient and safe... Read more

Bristow SAR criticised by Cairngorm Mountain Rescue

Bristow SAR criticised by Cairngorm Mountain Rescue

28-Apr-2015Source: STV

The leader of one of Scotland’s busiest mountain rescue teams has criticized operators of the country’s new Search and Rescue helicopters over a lack of training opportunities. See Full Story... Read more

Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

17-Apr-2015Source: Sikorsky

Rig Approach is a first of its kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig Approach is available as an option on the S-92 helicopter, providing a fully coupled and automated approach capability with a higher safety margin than currently is available with... Read more

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

27-Mar-2015Source: Helitech

With just over six months to go, a growing number of new exhibitors are confirming their interest in participating at Helitech International 2015, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, this year’s event is being staged at ExCeL London from 6 – 8 October, in association with the European Helicopter Association. New exhibiting companies... Read more

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

20-Mar-2015Source: The Telegram

A local safety company and Memorial University are looking for research subjects to determine how much force is needed to open a Sikorsky S92 helicopter push-out exit window while underwater. See Full Story... Read more

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

5-Mar-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially... Read more

DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

5-Mar-2015Source: DAC

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky announced at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo Show... Read more

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

4-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

The helicopter will be used for the critical mission of search and rescue operations (SAR) for all NSB residents. The aircraft was selected to provide a safe, efficient and reliable airborne response to aero medical evacuation (medevac), SAR and other emergencies. NSB is located above the Arctic Circle and operates under some of the harshest... Read more

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

4-Mar-2015Source: SIkorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS). Sikorsky... Read more

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

4-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:... Read more

FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92® helicopter production configuration. The GWE increases the maximum take-off gross weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. In addition to GWE, the FAA also certified... Read more

Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) recently accepted delivery of a baseline S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In January of 2014, Era signed a multi-year contract for four S-92 helicopters, and today they accepted delivery of... Read more

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