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Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

3-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the defense and security company Saab has become a Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support Center. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Aircontact Aviation Maintenance AS facility in Stavanger, Norway, and will offer maintenance services for North Sea operators of S-92 helicopters. The announcement was made at the... Read more

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

2-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

Flying Colours completes VIP S92 refurbishment

Flying Colours completes VIP S92 refurbishment

26-Feb-2015Source: Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp., the North Americas-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialists, has refurbished its first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter at its Peterborough, Canada headquarters. Delivery of the nine passengers S-92 took place at the end of January. The helicopter, which is a VIP variant, features a unique and eye-catching electric blue themed interior designed exclusively by... Read more

​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

26-Feb-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet. Sikorsky will deliver the remaining two S-92 aircraft to Bond Helicopters Australia later this year.... Read more

Sikorsky Helitech Becomes First Authorized S-92® Helicopter Customer Support Center

Sikorsky Helitech Becomes First Authorized S-92® Helicopter Customer Support Center

25-Feb-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced at the Avalong Air Show that Sikorsky Helitech has become the first Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support  Center in the world. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Sikorsky Helitech in Brisbane, Australia, and will offer maintenance services for Australian and regional operators of S-92 aircraft. The announcement was... Read more

Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92® Helicopter

Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92® Helicopter

25-Feb-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet. Sikorsky will deliver the remaining... Read more

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

17-Feb-2015Source: Bristow Group

On Monday 16th February, Bristow Helicopters ferried two Sikorsky S92 helicopters from their base at Aberdeen to Prestwick Airport southwest of Glasgow for shipment to the Falkland Islands.  The pair will join a third S92 already on the islands in the South Atlantic in support of oil/gas exploration work in the region – and the... Read more

Frasca to launch new simulators at Heli-Expo

Frasca to launch new simulators at Heli-Expo

13-Feb-2015Source: Frasca

FRASCA International, Inc. Urbana, IL will be displaying two helicopter flight simulators at this years Heli-Expo (March 3-5, Orlando – booth #5031). Both simulators are newly developed and available for pilots to fly and experience at the show. FRASCA’s new TruFlite™ R44 FTD (Flight Training Device) is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44... Read more

Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

16-Jan-2015Source: CHC

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) completed a record number of missions during 2014, moving 730 people from danger to safety, often in challenging weather conditions. CHC Helicopter’s general operations manager for search-and-rescue (SAR) services, Chris Hodson, said the crews completed 904 missions, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year – and more than any year in... Read more

UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

15-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Once a fully operational RAF Station, Wattisham is now only home to a search and rescue helicopter unit, ‘B’ Flight of No 22 Squadron, equipped with 2 Sea king HAR3A helicopters. The final bell is now being prepared for this operation, as it has been announced the Sea Kings will cease operations on 1st July.... Read more

Greenwich AeroGroup demos Thales LiveAero on S92 flight

Greenwich AeroGroup demos Thales LiveAero on S92 flight

5-Jan-2015Source: Greenwich Aerogroup

LiveTV Satellite Communications, a Thales company and Greenwich AeroGroup, have achieved another joint milestone in inflight integration by demonstrating their LiveAero™ connectivity solution on a Sikorsky S-92® helicopter in-flight. LiveTV Satellite Communications and distributor Greenwich AeroGroup were chosen by Sikorsky to install and deliver LiveAero’s system to Sikorsky S-92 custom-equipped helicopters to be used primarily... Read more

Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

19-Dec-2014Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft from First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two... Read more

CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

5-Dec-2014Source: CAE

CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced that they are now offering S-92 Sikorsky aircraft training at CAE’s Sao Paulo training centre near Congonhas downtown airport. CAE and Lider already offer S-76 training in Sao Paulo. The S-92 training program is an extension of... Read more

Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

12-Nov-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky will celebrate its 30th anniversary in China together with China civil aviation industry peers at Air Show China, which is taking place November 11-16, 2014, in Zhuhai, China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “We have been a long-term friend to the China civil aviation industry,” said Mick Maurer, president,... Read more

COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

12-Nov-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky today announced China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the delivery at Airshow China in Zhuhai, China. In June of 2013, COHC and Sikorsky signed for two S-92 helicopters to be used for offshore oil and gas... Read more

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

12-Nov-2014Source: Milestone

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed seven of 12 helicopter leases to Bristow Helicopters Limited, an affiliate of the Bristow Group. The helicopters will be used for civilian search and rescue (SAR) services when Bristow Helicopters takes over delivery of UK SAR services on behalf of... Read more

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

4-Nov-2014Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, to acquire a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two Sikorsky... Read more

Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

29-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In March 2013 it was announced that Bristow Helicopters will take over as the single operator for SAR helicopters around the UK, with an operational fleet of 10 Sikorsky S92 and 10 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters. In fact, their business model requires 11 of each type to help cover for maintenance. Bristow already have four S92s... Read more

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

28-Oct-2014Source: CHC Helicopter

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 and two Airbus EC225 helicopters on behalf of Total. The helicopters... Read more

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

23-Oct-2014Source: Havelock Europa

Balfour Beatty appointed Havelock Europa to provide a complete Furniture Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) solution for Bristow Helicopters’ new bases in Inverness, Humberside, Caernarfon and St Athan. Bristow Helicopters is the leading provider of Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the UK, with extensive experience in delivering large SAR projects, led by personnel with the... Read more

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years of Helicopter Services

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years of Helicopter Services

20-Oct-2014Source: AAG

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG’s 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast.  With a fleet of nine helicopters, AAG provides a full complement of helicopter services, including supplemental lift for flight departments, helicopter charter through the... Read more

Sikorsky miss Helitech due to market conditions

Sikorsky miss Helitech due to market conditions

16-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Notable by its absence from Helitech, we have been in contact with Sikorsky to find out why they are not represented at Europe’s biggest helicopter trade show.  Paul Jackson from Sikorsky told us “Sikorsky made a business decision to forgo Helitech this year based purely on prevailing economics and market conditions.” With Helitech organisers Reed... Read more

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

8-Oct-2014Source: NFL

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province... Read more

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

2-Oct-2014Source: The Telegram

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story... Read more

CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

2-Oct-2014Source: offshore

CHI Aviation has won a five-year contract to provide search and rescue services, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) using a Sikorsky S-92 for a major oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. See Full Story... Read more

Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

30-Sep-2014Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has increased its presence at Helitech 2014 (Stand M 40). The event, which takes place in Amsterdam RAI from 14-16 October, will provide an international showcase for Vector’s expanding range of capabilities in the civil and parapublic rotary wing sector. Vector Aerospace... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

29-Sep-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond,... Read more

Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

16-Jul-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky plan to offer training for the Sikorsky S-76D™, Sikorsky S-92A®, and Sikorsky S-76C+/C++™ helicopters in Asia. “This new capability will augment FlightSafety’s reach in Asia and provide Sikorsky helicopter operators in the region with the highest quality training using our advanced technology Level D qualified simulators,” said Bruce Whitman, President &... Read more

Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

10-Jul-2014Source: 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 its new CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS) was certified by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators, and is now ready-for-training. “This... Read more

Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

2-Jul-2014Source: Bristow Helicopters

A traditional topping out ceremony has taken place to mark the construction of the new Search and Rescue helicopter base at Humberside Airport reaching its full height. The base will house two state-of-the-art SAR helicopters, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, their crews and support team.  It is due to become fully operational in April 2015,... Read more

Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

19-Jun-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. welcomed the signing of a contract amendment today with the government of Canada to bring the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program to completion and accelerate the CH148 Cyclone helicopter’s entry into operational service. [Editor note.  Interesting use of words here given they are years behind on this contract and the Canadian Government had... Read more

CHC UK wins Statoil contract with two S92s

CHC UK wins Statoil contract with two S92s

19-Jun-2014Source: CHC

The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly from Aberdeen or Sumburgh on the Shetland Isles to the Statoil operated Mariner field, 250 kilometres off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The contract has a duration of five years, plus an extension option for up... Read more

Bristow Australia to operate two S92s for BP

Bristow Australia to operate two S92s for BP

1-Jun-2014Source: Airflite

Airflite recently hosted a meeting with representatives from BP, Sikorsky, Bristows, Helitech and Airflite, where BP confirmed their decision to purchase two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be operated by Bristows in support of a BP exploration program in the Great Australian Bight in Australia. Helitech and Airflite are in advance stages of setting up regional... Read more

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 AMS 8.0 and ADS-B Out

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 AMS 8.0 and ADS-B Out

21-May-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of enhanced functionality for the S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at both the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the ILA Berlin exhibition in Germany. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.... Read more

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

20-May-2014Source: Irish Times

Four crew attached to Rescue 118, based in Sligo, are due to receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, conferred by the American Helicopter Society since 1961.  See full story... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $1,244,677,064 contract for Presidential S92s

Sikorsky awarded $1,244,677,064 contract for Presidential S92s

9-May-2014Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $1,244,677,064 fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement program. This contract provides for the procurement of six test aircraft and the associated support equipment, integration of mature government-defined mission systems, a training system including a flight training device... Read more

US Navy confirms Sikorsky wins ‘Marine One’ competition by default

US Navy confirms Sikorsky wins ‘Marine One’ competition by default

8-May-2014Source: Sikorsky

Editor note – You would not believe from the press release below that Sikorsky was the ONLY remaining bidder for this program, but that was the case.  See this story from Reuters to put it all in context. The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has... Read more

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

3-Apr-2014Source: Sikorsky

The Irish Coast Guard turned to the people of Ireland when it came to choosing names for the S-92® helicopters that recently joined the fleet. The agency held a naming contest and asked residents to come up with names fitting the helicopter’s mission, Search and Rescue. The winners have been selected and will be honored... Read more

Construction begins on Bristow SAR facility at Inverness

Construction begins on Bristow SAR facility at Inverness

13-Mar-2014Source: Highland News

Construction work began on a ground breaking new search and rescue helicopter base at Inverness Airport on Wednesday.  See full story See also Balfour Beatty to build new UK SAR bases for Bristow... Read more

Sikorsky Introduces S-92® Flight Calculator Application

Sikorsky Introduces S-92® Flight Calculator Application

26-Feb-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the launch of the company’s first iPad flight calculator application for Sikorsky’s commercial S-92® helicopter platform. Known as iFly Sikorsky™, the application replicates common performance calculations described in the S-92 Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM).  A similar application for the S-76™ aircraft fleet is currently in development. Sikorsky is a subsidiary... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 to receive new Rockwell Collins display

Sikorsky S-92 to receive new Rockwell Collins display

26-Feb-2014Source: Rockwell Collins

The Sikorsky S-92® helicopter will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B Multi-Function Displays enabling growth to capabilities that will enhance situational awareness and flight safety. The new displays will be standard cockpit equipment for new aircraft delivered beginning in 2014. “The new MFD-268P2B Multi-Function Display features the latest technology in advanced cockpit systems,” said Troy Brunk, vice... Read more

Milestone signs for another eight S92s

Milestone signs for another eight S92s

25-Feb-2014Source: Sikorsky

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that Milestone has increased its S-92 order book by eight units. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Milestone is already one of the world’s largest S-92 owners and with today’s announcement, it has... Read more

Sikorsky recognizes AAR for outstanding S-92 service in Afghanistan

Sikorsky recognizes AAR for outstanding S-92 service in Afghanistan

25-Feb-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that AAR Airlift’s S-92® program achieved record flying hours and reliability in 2013. Operating at a maintenance readiness rate exceeding 90 percent, AAR’s two S-92 aircraft achieved 3,800 combined block flight hours in the harsh Afghanistan environment, a 1,000-hour increase from 2012. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies... Read more

FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

24-Feb-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo, Brazil. Training using a new Level D qualified full flight simulator is expected to begin in Q3 2014. “Offering training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo demonstrates our commitment to support Sikorsky and to provide Customers with the highest... Read more

Revue Thommen to supply searchlights to Sikorsky S92

Revue Thommen to supply searchlights to Sikorsky S92

22-Feb-2014Source: Revue Thommen

Revue Thommen, AG (THOMMEN) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for the design and supply of high-performance Helicopter Searchlight Systems (HSL1600 series) for use in Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopters. As a result of this agreement, THOMMEN will offer the latest airborne searchlight systems innovation in a single LRU,... Read more

Rumours of Sikorsky sell-off exaggerated – for now…

Rumours of Sikorsky sell-off exaggerated – for now…

29-Jan-2014Source: Forbes

The aerospace sector has been awash in rumours over the last week that United Technologies would sell or spin off its Sikorsky helicopter unit  See full story... Read more

Four FlightSafety helicopter simulators with VITAL 1100 visuals receive FAA Level D approval

Four FlightSafety helicopter simulators with VITAL 1100 visuals receive FAA Level D approval

22-Jan-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that five of its simulators equipped with the recently introduced VITAL 1100 visual system have been qualified to Level D by EASA and the FAA. Three additional VITAL 1100 equipped simulators are scheduled to receive Level D qualification in the next few months. “The VITAL 1100 is leading the industry with unprecedented... Read more

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

16-Jan-2014Source: Dept of Transport

2013 was one of the busiest on record for the Coast Guard with 33% more incidents than the previous year, partly due to the good weather. The helicopter fleet, along with Coast Guard volunteer crews saw a huge increase in workload with 2,627 incidents during the year. There were a total of 808 helicopter missions... Read more

Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK

Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK

15-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Australia has recently registered two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters on the local VH- aircraft register.  VH-ZUO is the 203rd off the production line, while sister aircraft VH-ZUQ is the 205th.  Both were officially registered on 23rd December, and are leased from VIH Group – the parent company of Cougar Helicopters in which Bristow have... Read more

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

14-Jan-2014Source: Dept of Transport

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar officially launched the Coast Guard’s new state-of-the-art S92 search & rescue helicopter for the Dublin region in Weston Airport today. This is the fourth Sikorsky S92 helicopter base to come into operation for the Coast Guard and means all four Coast Guard bases now have upgraded helicopters.... Read more

Era orders four S92s, plus options for another five

Era orders four S92s, plus options for another five

8-Jan-2014Source: Era Group

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (Era) is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. for the purchase of four Sikorsky S92 heavy helicopters for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $129 million. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery commencing the first quarter of 2016. Era also has an... Read more

Canada decides not to scrap troubled H-92 purchase

Canada decides not to scrap troubled H-92 purchase

7-Jan-2014Source: Huffington Post

The plan to replace the Sea King fleet is years behind schedule, billions of dollars over the original project estimate and apparently beset with technical glitches.  Last year, the Public Works Department indicated it was looking at other aircraft because Cyclone manufacturer Sikorsky had delivered just four test aircraft, which National Defence has refused to... Read more

Waypoint Leasing announce 13 helicopter AW139/S92 deal with CHC

Waypoint Leasing announce 13 helicopter AW139/S92 deal with CHC

13-Dec-2013Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with CHC Helicopter (“CHC”), the world’s largest helicopter services company specializing in transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms, to lease to CHC 13 new technology medium and heavy aircraft, which include the Sikorsky S-92 and... Read more

13-Dec-13 Sikorsky S92 Sumburgh, UK

13-Dec-13 Sikorsky S92 Sumburgh, UK

13-Dec-2013

“Pan Pan” message following cockpit warning light.  Bristow aircraft landed safely with 18 pax and 2 crew... Read more

Bristow wins five-year BP contract for two S92s

Bristow wins five-year BP contract for two S92s

11-Dec-2013Source: Bristow Group

Following a competitive tender process Bristow Helicopters Ltd has been successful in securing a significant new contract to provide helicopter services to BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd. The contract is for a five year term, with an option to extend, and has a value around £125million. Bristow will provide helicopter support for BP’s offshore installations... Read more

Bond wins five year contract for two S92s with Nexen Petroleum

Bond wins five year contract for two S92s with Nexen Petroleum

8-Dec-2013Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd (Nexen). Bond will provide crew change support for Nexen’s operations in the UK North Sea for an initial period of five years with... Read more

Bristow UK SAR Team Meets Local Operational Partners

Bristow UK SAR Team Meets Local Operational Partners

2-Dec-2013Source: Bristow Helicopters

In the past few weeks, Bristow SAR management has been “on the road,” giving presentations at meetings scheduled across the UK, attended by an extraordinary array of operational partners with which Bristow will collaborate in years to come. Everyone working in search and rescue operations understands the importance of establishing good working relationships with Bristow’s... Read more

Bristow celebrates 30 years of SAR from Sumburgh

Bristow celebrates 30 years of SAR from Sumburgh

1-Dec-2013Source: Bristow Helicopters

On Saturday, November 30, Bristow celebrates its contribution to achieving a significant milestone — 30 years of delivering search and rescue (SAR) services from Sumburgh on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Bristow crew members past and present, the MCA, Sikorsky and representatives of local search and rescue operational partner organizations will gather... Read more

CHC orders nine S92s, plus 15 options

CHC orders nine S92s, plus 15 options

24-Nov-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that CHC Helicopter has signed a multi-year contract to purchase nine S-92(R) helicopters, with options to acquire up to 15 more, for use in transporting offshore oil workers and for possible search and rescue operations. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). CHC, based in Vancouver, British... Read more

FlightSafety appoint new Assistant Manager at Farnborough Learning Center

FlightSafety appoint new Assistant Manager at Farnborough Learning Center

19-Nov-2013Source: FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International announces that David Judge has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center located at the London Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. “We are pleased to promote Dave to Assistant Manager,” said Paul Hewett, Manager, Farnborough Learning Center. “His experience, leadership abilities, and dedication to provide outstanding service and the... Read more

Sikorsky delivers second of two S92s to Turkish Prime Minster’s flight

Sikorsky delivers second of two S92s to Turkish Prime Minster’s flight

17-Nov-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it recently delivered the second of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, as part of a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), delivered the first aircraft in May 2013. The new... Read more

Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight selected for UK SAR

Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight selected for UK SAR

15-Nov-2013Source: Trakka

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been selected by Bristow Helicopters for all 22 of its new UK Search and Rescue aircraft.  Bristow has been awarded the contract to deliver the UK SAR helicopter service from 2015 by the Department for Transport. Bristow will be utilizing the unique,... Read more

PHI flies first Rig Approach™ Customer Flights in the S-92

PHI flies first Rig Approach™ Customer Flights in the S-92

14-Nov-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PHI Inc. announced today the completion of the first operational flights of the new “Rig Approach” system, a first of its kind functionality on the S-92®helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms.  The flights occurred yesterday. Earlier this year, two FAA Demonstration test flights... Read more

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts for two S-92s and two S-76Ds

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts for two S-92s and two S-76Ds

29-Oct-2013Source: Sikorsky

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, has contracted to acquire two S-92A(TM) and two S-76D(TM) helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. along with an unspecified number of options to acquire additional aircraft. The four new helicopters will be configured initially for the oil and gas service markets. Sikorsky Aircraft is a... Read more

Bristow gets planning approval for St Athan SAR base

Bristow gets planning approval for St Athan SAR base

28-Oct-2013Source: Wales Online

Plans for an SAR base have been given the go-ahead by councillors.  The helicopter base can now be created at the former RAF St Athan base after the Vale of Glamorgan council awarded planning permission.  See full story... Read more

TATA Sikorsky JV delivers first fully indigenous S-92 cabin

TATA Sikorsky JV delivers first fully indigenous S-92 cabin

25-Oct-2013Source: Sikorsky

The India joint venture established between Tata Advanced Systems and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation today announced that its S-92® helicopter cabin production in India has become 100 percent indigenous. The India operation is not only assembling cabins but also producing all parts needed for the assembly, before shipping the cabins to the U.S. for aircraft completion and customer... Read more

Bristow issue statement on S92 North Sea emergency landing

Bristow issue statement on S92 North Sea emergency landing

4-Oct-2013Source: Bristow Helicopters

Holding Statement – Precautionary Landing in the Norwegian Sector Date: Friday 4 October 2013    Time: 2030 hrs Bristow Helicopters Ltd can confirm that one of its Sikorsky S-92 helicopters operating out of Stavanger, Norway, made a safe precautionary landing on an offshore installation after a cockpit warning light illuminated at approximately 1700 hrs today, Friday... Read more

Canada says it could scrap $4.8 Billion S-92 contract

Canada says it could scrap $4.8 Billion S-92 contract

12-Sep-2013Source: Hartford Courant

Canada has signaled that it could scrap a $4.8 billion deal to buy maritime helicopters from Sikorsky  See full story... Read more

TSB highlights importance of maintaining hands-on proficiency when flying automated aircraft

TSB highlights importance of maintaining hands-on proficiency when flying automated aircraft

12-Sep-2013Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11H0001) into an incident where a Sikorsky S-92A operated by Cougar Helicopters Inc. inadvertently descended and came within seconds of striking the water in July 2011. “The aviation industry is increasingly relying on cockpit automation in its day-to-day operations,” said Daryl Collins, the Investigator-in-Charge. “Despite the many benefits of... Read more

Balfour Beatty to build new UK SAR bases for Bristow

Balfour Beatty to build new UK SAR bases for Bristow

12-Sep-2013Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd yesterday (Wednesday, 11 September 2013) appointed Balfour Beatty as its infrastructure delivery partner to support the development of its UK Search and Rescue service. As the main contractor, the company will now begin outsourcing various aspects of the building works to local contractors in the communities in which the bases will be... Read more

Bristow announces New Multi-Year Contracts In Expanding Markets

Bristow announces New Multi-Year Contracts In Expanding Markets

11-Sep-2013Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured several new multi-year oil and gas contracts for the provision of a total of 12 large and three medium helicopters that are expected to generate up to $850 million in revenue. Six of the 12 large... Read more

Jingchen contracts for second S-92

Jingchen contracts for second S-92

11-Sep-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced that Yunnan Jingchen Group has signed a contract to purchase an S-92® helicopter for use in transporting corporate and government VIPs. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Yunnan Jingchen Group recently received Chinese government approval to establish a general aviation company named the Ruili Helicopter Group. The new... Read more

Bristow S92 SAR crew commended for Stornoway AS332L2 rescue

Bristow S92 SAR crew commended for Stornoway AS332L2 rescue

9-Sep-2013Source: Bristow

On Friday, August 23, 2013 Bristow SAR operations in Sumburgh was tasked by ARCC to conduct the rescue operations for the tragic helicopter accident that occurred offshore approximately two miles west of Sumburgh. Within minutes a Bristow SAR team was airborne, took operational command, coordinating with a Bond SAR helicopter, an RAF helicopter and RNLI.... Read more

COHC and Sikorsky celebrate order for two S-92s

COHC and Sikorsky celebrate order for two S-92s

8-Sep-2013Source: Sikorsky

China Helicopter Exposition — Sikorsky Aircraft and China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) today marked the purchase of two S-92® helicopters with a ceremonial signing at the China Helicopter Exposition.  Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Established in 1983, COHC is a publicly traded company based in Shenzhen, Guandong, China, where it is the largest provider of offshore... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter and Sikorsky celebrate relationship and S-92® purchase

Zhuhai Helicopter and Sikorsky celebrate relationship and S-92® purchase

8-Sep-2013Source: Sikorsky

China Helicopter Exposition — Sikorsky Aircraft and Zhuhai Helicopter Company today marked their nearly three-decades-long relationship and the purchase of four S-92® helicopters with a ceremonial signing at the China Helicopter Exposition.  Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Zhuhai, a fully-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines Ltd., is a leading provider of offshore helicopter... Read more

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