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200th Sikorsky S92 delivered to Bristow Helicopters

200th Sikorsky S92 delivered to Bristow Helicopters

3-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, Bristow Helicopters took delivery at Aberdeen of the 200th Sikorsky S92 after it had been ferried from Prestwick Airport following airfreight from the US. Test flown as N200BV and now registered in the UK as G-GALC, the aircraft will join the North Sea fleet in the coming days. It also carries large “200th S92”... Read more

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

20-Aug-2013Source: Irish Independent

The Shannon-based search and rescue Helicopter R115 flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.  see full story... Read more

Meggitt lands multi-million dollar S92 fuel system award

Meggitt lands multi-million dollar S92 fuel system award

6-Aug-2013Source: Meggitt

Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a long-term contract award for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter sponson fuel system. The contract starts immediately and will run until 2030, with deliveries starting in 2015. The proven and... Read more

US Presidential bid farce as RFP rejections appear to hand deal to Sikorsky

US Presidential bid farce as RFP rejections appear to hand deal to Sikorsky

1-Aug-2013Source: Reuters

Is the US military writing RFPs around the aircraft they want to win?  Or is the S92 genuinely the only helicopter type which could meet the spec?  You decide after reading this article ... Read more

Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

31-Jul-2013Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed a new US$300 million credit facility. The company will use the proceeds to acquire and lease helicopters valued at US$400 million to affiliates of Bristow Group Inc. The assets include Sikorsky S-92’s, Eurocopter EC225’s and AgustaWestland AW189 and AW139 aircraft.... Read more

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

17-Jul-2013Source: NYSE

Apologies that we missed this in advance, but it’s an anniversary to celebrate, so here it is… On Monday, July 15, executives and guests of Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will visit the NYSE to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding as the Sikorsky Aero Engineering... Read more

Sikorsky fined $85.7M so far over Canadian S-92 delays

Sikorsky fined $85.7M so far over Canadian S-92 delays

12-Jul-2013Source: Naitonal Post

U.S. aerospace giant Sikorsky has racked up almost $86-million in penalties for failing to deliver Cyclone helicopters to Canada’s military but has yet to pay the money. see full story... Read more

20th Sikorsky S92 arrives for Bristow UK

20th Sikorsky S92 arrives for Bristow UK

4-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The 20th Sikorsky S92 is expected to arrive at Aberdeen today or tomorrow for Bristow Helicopters as G-CHYG, having been freighted in to Prestwick Airport on an Antonov An124 yesterday.  This will bring the Bristow UK fleet of the type to sixteen – four of the UK deliveries having been transferred onwards to Bristow’s Nigerian... Read more

Bristow restarts SAR service from Stornoway with S92

Bristow restarts SAR service from Stornoway with S92

1-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters today restarts providing the SAR service from Stornoway in the UK’s Hebredies Islands a month after restarting at Sumburgh. Bristow was the original holder of this contract from 1993, before CHC won it in 2007. Over the last few years huge efforts have been put in to a new nationwide SAR contract with... Read more

Northrop Grumman provides LCR-100 AHRS for S92 rig approaches

Northrop Grumman provides LCR-100 AHRS for S92 rig approaches

26-Jun-2013Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is supplying a modified LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the newly certified offshore rig approach feature on Sikorsky’s S-92A helicopter. The automated rig approach capability assists offshore oil operators with approaching and landing on oil rigs and platforms by guiding the aircraft to location coordinates entered by the... Read more

Canadian Sea King replacement hits a new snag

Canadian Sea King replacement hits a new snag

26-Jun-2013

Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose has gone outside government and hired a consultant to study Sikorsky’s work, and Canada’s contract, to determine whether it’s even possible for the U.S. helicopter giant to deliver the aircraft Canada ordered. see full story... Read more

An inside look at Milestone and the first ever helicopter export credit bond

An inside look at Milestone and the first ever helicopter export credit bond

20-Jun-2013Source: Corporate Jet Investor

Milestone launched the largest helicopter export credit deal ever in 2013. It was a transaction of many firsts: Milestone’s first export credit guaranteed deal; the US Export-Import Bank’s first bond secured by helicopters; and Deutsche Bank’s first Ex-Im guaranteed bond issuance.   See full story... Read more

Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

18-Jun-2013

Bristow Group, which provides helicopter transport services for offshore oil and gas and government operations, is retrofitting a fleet of 44 helicopters, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Sikorsky S-92A aircraft with Rockwell Collins’ Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) system. Installations are in progress. To date, Rockwell Collins, working closely with Bristow Group, has... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders another four Sikorsky S92s

Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders another four Sikorsky S92s

18-Jun-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky and Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC) today announced a new contract for four Sikorsky S-92® offshore utility helicopters. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). ZHC, a fully-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines Ltd., is a leading provider of offshore helicopter service in China, serving both Chinese and Western oil companies. Since May 2011, ZHC... Read more

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company orders two Sikorsky S92s

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company orders two Sikorsky S92s

18-Jun-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has signed a contract with China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) for two S-92® helicopters to be used for the offshore oil crew transportation mission. 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. It... Read more

Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

13-Jun-2013Source: Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried one of Eurocopter’s Super Puma helicopters and two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters from Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands and Philadelphia, USA, to Bergen, Norway. The project was completed in two delivery stages. The Super Puma was loaded onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters in Mount Pleasant before the aircraft continued... Read more

CAE breaks ground on new training centre in Brunei

CAE breaks ground on new training centre in Brunei

10-Jun-2013Source: CAE

The Government of Brunei Darussalam, represented by the Ministry of Finance; the Brunei Economic Development Board (‘BEDB’) and CAE today held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially celebrate the construction of the new CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Rimba. The groundbreaking, marked by a ceremonial concrete pouring for the first footing, was attended by... Read more

Azerbaijan Airlines orders S92 and AW139 simulators from CAE

Azerbaijan Airlines orders S92 and AW139 simulators from CAE

7-Jun-2013

CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) today announced that it has sold six full-flight simulators (FFSs), three to Azal (Azerbaijan Airlines) and three to Turkish Airlines. Azerbaijan Airlines has purchased simulators for the Embraer 190 E-Jet, Sikorsky S92 helicopter and AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Turkish Airlines has purchased simulators for the Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 aircraft. The... Read more

£7m hangar for Bristow’s new air SAR service at Newquay

£7m hangar for Bristow’s new air SAR service at Newquay

6-Jun-2013Source: BBC

A £7m hangar will be built at Newquay Airport in Cornwall by the firm behind the country’s new air search and rescue service (SAR).             (See Full Story)... Read more

Ex-Im Bank guarantees $187M for S92 exports to Milestone Aviation Group

Ex-Im Bank guarantees $187M for S92 exports to Milestone Aviation Group

4-Jun-2013Source: Ex-Im Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is providing a $187.4 million guarantee of a capital-markets bond to finance the export of Sikorsky S-92® helicopters to The Milestone Aviation Group Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. The transaction is Ex-Im Bank’s largest financing of U.S.-manufactured commercial helicopter exports and the agency’s first support of these... Read more

Bristow restarts SAR service from Sumburgh with S92

Bristow restarts SAR service from Sumburgh with S92

3-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has restarted providing the SAR service from Sumburgh Airport in the UK’s Shetland Islands from Saturday 1st June. Bristow was the original holder of this contract from 1993, before CHC won it in 2007. Over the last few years huge efforts have been put in to a new nationwide SAR contract with the... Read more

Sikorsky to convert Brunei Shell S-92 for SAR work

Sikorsky to convert Brunei Shell S-92 for SAR work

16-May-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced plans today to perform the first post-delivery Search and Rescue (SAR) modifications to Brunei Shell’s Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. Originally configured for offshore oil missions, the aircraft will undergo a comprehensive conversion to a SAR configuration to serve customers in Borneo and the surrounding Southeast Asia region. SAS is the aftermarket... Read more

Bristow bring S92s to Sumburgh for start of “Gap SAR”

Bristow bring S92s to Sumburgh for start of “Gap SAR”

16-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters have now completed their three month training period with their new SAR Sikorsky S92s. Accordingly the three newly delivered helicopters have now been moved from Inverness to Sumburgh ready for the start of operations on 1st June 2013. The “Gap SAR” contract, an interim period until Bristow’s nationwide SAR contract comes into force... Read more

Bristow holds PR exercise at Humberside for new SAR base

Bristow holds PR exercise at Humberside for new SAR base

15-May-2013Source: Scunthorpe Telegraph

Residents interested in the proposed development of a new Search And Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Humberside Airport are being invited to find out more about the plans at a drop-in community exhibition.       (See Full Story)... Read more

Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with ADTI

Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with ADTI

9-May-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 Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI). The new contract, worth approximately £14m, is to provide crew-change flights for the well management specialist. Services are due to begin early... Read more

Turkish National Police orders two VVIP S92s

Turkish National Police orders two VVIP S92s

9-May-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has delivered the first of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, under a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new helicopters will support the Head of State function currently... Read more

FAA approves Rig Approach system for S92

FAA approves Rig Approach system for S92

7-May-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new functionality on the S-92® helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload by 60 percent and allows safer operations under challenging weather and operating conditions. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), developed... Read more

Sikorsky bullish on S92 for Presidential VXX program

Sikorsky bullish on S92 for Presidential VXX program

7-May-2013Source: Sikorsky

Following the U.S. Navy’s release of the final Request for Proposals for The Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX), Sikorsky Aircraft issued the following statement: The men and women of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin are ready to offer Sikorsky’s proven S-92® helicopter in response to the U.S. Navy’s formal Request for Proposals to build the next... Read more

Canada spent $700,000 to undo renovations for delayed helicopter

Canada spent $700,000 to undo renovations for delayed helicopter

30-Apr-2013Source: Globe and Mail

The Department of National Defence was forced to spend $700,000 last year to undo portions of a $4-million renovation project on one of its frigates to deal with the delays in the H-92 project (see full story)... Read more

Bond signs 10 year S92 contract with EnQuest

Bond signs 10 year S92 contract with EnQuest

26-Apr-2013Source: Bond

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 EnQuest PLC, the largest UK independent oil producer in the UK North Sea. The contract is for up to ten years and it will provide crew change... Read more

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

12-Apr-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76  and S-92 commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Depósito Especial (D.E.). This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location (FSL) in Brazil. The... Read more

Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with Premier Oil

Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with Premier Oil

28-Mar-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 Premier Oil plc. The contract is to provide crew change flights for the independent exploration and production company. Services started on the 4th of March and the... Read more

Official – Bristow win UK SAR with ten S92s and ten AW189s

Official – Bristow win UK SAR with ten S92s and ten AW189s

26-Mar-2013Source: UK Dept for Transport

A new £1.6 billion contract for search and rescue helicopter services will see the UK benefit from improved flying times and better coverage of high-risk areas. The Department for Transport has today signed a contract with Bristow Helicopters Ltd to provide search and rescue helicopter services in the UK. Helicopters will be able to reach... Read more

Reports…. Bristow win UK SAR contract worth £3 Billion

Reports…. Bristow win UK SAR contract worth £3 Billion

18-Mar-2013Source: Sunday Times

Ahead of any official announcement, the Sunday Times are reporting that Bristow have won the UK SAR contract worth approximately £3 billion (see full story).  HeliHub.com will run the official announcements as and when they are released in the near future.  Bristow were bidding with Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters.... Read more

Global S-92 fleet passes 500,000 hours

Global S-92 fleet passes 500,000 hours

7-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Serving customers around the world in missions as diverse as the countries flying it, the S-92® global helicopter fleet has surpassed 500,000 flight hours. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), celebrated the milestone at the 2013 Heli-Expo Industry Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The S-92 helicopter was conceived as a commercial aircraft... Read more

Sikorsky Announces Sale of 30 Helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group

Sikorsky Announces Sale of 30 Helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that they have entered into agreements to sell 23 S-92® helicopters and seven S-76D™ helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group, a global finance company that leases helicopters to high-quality helicopter operators. The agreements also include options to buy up to an additional 14 S-92 and 10 S-76D helicopters. Sikorsky, a subsidiary... Read more

Bristow renews Total Assurance Program for offshore S92 fleet

Bristow renews Total Assurance Program for offshore S92 fleet

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a 10-year Total Assurance Program (TAP) agreement with Bristow Group Inc. for continued support of its S-92™ helicopter fleet. Bristow is among the leading providers of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry. Valued at more than $840 million, the agreement is a renewal of... Read more

Second S92 arrives UK for Bristow “Gap SAR” contract

Second S92 arrives UK for Bristow “Gap SAR” contract

25-Feb-2013

The “GAP SAR” contract requires Bristow Helicopters to supply four Sikorsky S92s for UK Search and Rescue.  The first arrival (which we reported here) is now stationed at Inverness on a training programme.  Meanwhile the second example G-MCGB was air freighted into Prestwick last week and ferried through to Aberdeen on Saturday.  This is serial... Read more

Norsk Helikopterservice receives first S-92

Norsk Helikopterservice receives first S-92

8-Feb-2013Source: Avincis

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, has today received the first of its record order of 16 new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.  The order, placed in December 2011, is the largest single purchase of S-92s ever made. Known for their robust design, safety features and performance, the new... Read more

Bristow unveils first S92 for UK “Gap SAR”

Bristow unveils first S92 for UK “Gap SAR”

4-Feb-2013Source: Bristow Helicopters

Over ten days after HeliHub.com reported the arrival of this aircraft, Bristow issued the following press release which provides more details, including equipment fit. The first of four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters that will service the U.K. GAP SAR contract starting later this year is nearly finished and on track to begin training flights in February.... Read more

Bristow moves S92 to Inverness for SAR training

Bristow moves S92 to Inverness for SAR training

4-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last week HeliHub.com announced that the first Sikorsky S92 had arrived in the UK for Bristow to operate in the SAR role.  Today the aircraft moves from Aberdeen to Inverness to begin training ready for going live on 1st June – this is G-MCGA, serial The first of the four Sikorsky S92s arrived at Aberdeen... Read more

Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

24-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

UTC, the parent company of Sikorsky, reported its fourth quarter and full year results yesterday.  In a very telling section of the press release, they admit that “earnings per share [of parent UTC] of $1.04 were down 27%” and of that, “results included a $0.12 charge recorded at Sikorsky related to the Canadian Maritime Helicopter... Read more

Bristow takes delivery of first S92 for UK Interim SAR

Bristow takes delivery of first S92 for UK Interim SAR

22-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

In early February 2012, HeliHub.com broke the news that the “Gap SAR” contract had been split between Bristow running the two northerly bases at Sumburgh and Stornoway, while CHC would continue with the two southerly bases at Portland and Lee-on-Solent.  Not only were we first to announce this, but it took a further five days... Read more

UK SAR – CHC were planning new base to avoid using Valley

UK SAR – CHC were planning new base to avoid using Valley

14-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last week it emerged that the UK Government has reduced the number of bidding groups for the UK Search And Rescue contract from three to two – and the loser was CHC.  The Canadian based company, who have an established operation on the UK North Sea, are the current contractor operating four Sikorsky S92 and... Read more

New research report issued on Sikorsky

New research report issued on Sikorsky

3-Jan-2013Source: Research & Markets

Research & Markets has announced the addition of the “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” company profile to their offering. “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” This comprehensive report on Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will provide & will... Read more

Norway – CHC Helikopter Service secured nine contracts in 2012

Norway – CHC Helikopter Service secured nine contracts in 2012

20-Dec-2012Source: Aftenbladet

The huge contracts mean the company has ensured most of the employees work until 2023.  This is the first time-ever CHC Helikopter Service has secured nine different assignments in the course of one calendar year.  (see full story)... Read more

Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

19-Dec-2012Source: Ottawa Citizen

Sikorsky acknowledges to a Canadian newspaper that it won’t meet its targets this year or next for delivering CH-148 Cyclone helicopters – the local designation for the military S92 (see full story)... Read more

CHC transfers two S92s from Denmark to UK

CHC transfers two S92s from Denmark to UK

17-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

CHC have transferred a pair of Sikorsky S92 helicopters form their operation in Denmark to the UK.  Serial 920046 OY-HKA has now been registered as G-WNSF while 920058 OY-HKB is now G-WNSG.  We assume that this is, at least in part, to cover for the requirements generated by the suspension of operations of the Eurocopter... Read more

Place of birth:- 1000ft over Lunna Holm in an S92

Place of birth:- 1000ft over Lunna Holm in an S92

12-Dec-2012Source: MCA

At 4.30am, a doctor on Unst called Shetland Coastguard to ascertain the times of the ferries to the main Island. This was because he was dealing with a woman in labour. After the doctor had spoken with the Scottish ambulance service, ARCC Kinloss tasked the Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Rescue 102. The helicopter was... Read more

Two more S92s arrive in UK for Bristow

Two more S92s arrive in UK for Bristow

5-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters were registered in the UK yesterday to Bristow Helicopters – G-CHKI (serial 920175) and G-CHMJ (920176).  The pair arrived in the UK by airfreight to Prestwick Airport on Sunday in an Antonov An124 freighter, with G-CHMJ making the 180 mile flight to Aberdeen yesterday and G-CHKI expected to follow today. ... Read more

Private Chinese operator signs for S76D and S92

Private Chinese operator signs for S76D and S92

15-Nov-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky and Ruili Jingcheng Group (RJG) at Airshow China today announced the signing of two contracts for the introduction of one S-92® helicopter and one S-76D™ helicopter, marking Sikorsky’s first S-92 helicopter sale to a private Chinese operator and the first ever Sikorsky S-76D helicopter sale into China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders two more S92s

Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders two more S92s

14-Nov-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky and Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC) today announced a new contract at Airshow China for two Sikorsky S-92® offshore utility helicopters. The acquisition marks the fourth procurement by ZHC from Sikorsky since 2007. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC), a fully-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines Ltd., is... Read more

Sikorsky uses HUMS data to extend life of S-92® main hub

Sikorsky uses HUMS data to extend life of S-92® main hub

8-Nov-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to grant life extensions for the Main Rotor Hub on the company’s S-92® helicopter platform. Through its aftermarket business, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), Sikorsky Aircraft will have the ability to utilize Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data to determine a one-time life adjustment for particular... Read more

FAA approves new S-92 composite interior from AAR

FAA approves new S-92 composite interior from AAR

2-Nov-2012Source: AAR

AAR  has received FAA certification of its new and improved Off Shore Airliner (OSA) interior design for Sikorsky’s S-92® fleet of offshore utility aircraft. In addition to the composite interiors for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter program, AAR also provides precision machining services for several hundred aircraft. AAR made the announcement from the National Business Aviation... Read more

EASA and FAA approve H+S Aviation to repair/overhaul GE CT7-8 engines

EASA and FAA approve H+S Aviation to repair/overhaul GE CT7-8 engines

31-Oct-2012Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, has added the new generation General Electric CT7-8 series turboshaft engine to its EASA 145 and FAA approvals list. The CT7-8 is currently in production for Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland AW101 multi-engine helicopters. H+S Aviation now offers full scale support for engine repair, overhaul... Read more

Canada renegotiating H-92 contract with Sikorsky

Canada renegotiating H-92 contract with Sikorsky

12-Oct-2012

Senior officials at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., maker of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, recently told financial analysts the company is bargaining with Canada’s Dept of Public Works to “reach agreement on an alternative contractual solution” for the troubled program, already five years behind schedule. (see full story)... Read more

Sikorsky delivers first two of 16 S-92s to Bond Aviation Group

Sikorsky delivers first two of 16 S-92s to Bond Aviation Group

9-Oct-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered the first two S-92® baseline helicopters to Bond Aviation Group, the first of 16 to be delivered under the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Bond Aviation Group, a subsidiary company of the World Helicopter Group, a global leader in... Read more

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

8-Oct-2012

A total of 19 helicopters – including Sikorsky S92, S70i and Schweizer 434s – have been deployed  in Haj security operations this year and the operations have begun relatively early. (see full story)... Read more

Bristow completes purchase of minority interest in Cougar Helicopters

Bristow completes purchase of minority interest in Cougar Helicopters

4-Oct-2012Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, and Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service provider in Canada (“Cougar”), jointly announced today the closing of Bristow’s previously announced minority interest investment by Bristow in Cougar and the purchase by Bristow... Read more

Bristow invests in Cougar – buys minority shareholding and eight S92s

Bristow invests in Cougar – buys minority shareholding and eight S92s

4-Sep-2012Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, and Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service provider in Canada (“Cougar”), today jointly announced that Bristow has entered into a definitive agreement with Cougar’s parent VIH Aviation Group Ltd. (“VIHAG”) and various VIHAG affiliates to acquire... Read more

‘Meat stop’ SAR helicopter pilots flying again

‘Meat stop’ SAR helicopter pilots flying again

31-Aug-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The BBC has reported that the two CHC Coastguard pilots  suspended for stopping off to pick up meat from a butchers during a training exercise are back flying again.  Paul Bentley was demoted to co-pilot after the SAR Sikorsky S92 landed in an Orkney field in April, but has now been restored as captain.  They... Read more

Brunei Shell uses ADAPTâ„¢ to select helicopter pilot candidates

Brunei Shell uses ADAPTâ„¢ to select helicopter pilot candidates

31-Aug-2012Source: Symbiotics

During July a team of ADAPTâ„¢ specialists from Symbiotics Ltd travelled to Brunei to assess ab initio candidates that had applied to join a pilot selection programme, sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum. The candidates being assessed has applied to become helicopter pilots, eventually servicing oil platforms. For Brunei Shell, safety is a critical factor, and... Read more

Milestone signs for 19 Sikorsky S92s

Milestone signs for 19 Sikorsky S92s

15-Aug-2012Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has signed a contract to purchase nineteen additional Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. These aircraft are in addition to the three S-92 aircraft Milestone purchased from Sikorsky in February 2012. The first two aircraft are scheduled for completed delivery in late 2012 and the... Read more

Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

12-Jul-2012Source: 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 major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue. In Europe, Bristow has been particularly successful with a number... Read more

FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

11-Jul-2012Source: Sikorsky

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the S-92® helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The FAA Sea State 6 certification was... Read more

Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

4-Jul-2012Source: Herald News

The Canadian government says it will level “significant” fines against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for missing yet another deadline to deliver CH-148 Cyclone helicopters. (see full story)... Read more

Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

3-Jul-2012Source: Globe & Mail

After converting a Canadian frigate to take the new helicopter, program delays have meant re-configuring it back to accept Sea Kings.  More delays are inevitable (see full story)... Read more

Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

28-Jun-2012Source: Ex-Im Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $75.7 million loan guarantee for Lider Taxi Aereo S.A.–Air Brasil that will support the export of three Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92® helicopters to Brazil. Ex-Im Bank ‘s support enabled Sikorsky to win the order in competition with government-backed European competitors and will sustain... Read more

CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

27-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

UK Coastguard S92 captain Paul Bentley has been demoted after landing in a field on the Island of Orkney in April to pick up meat from a butchers.  Mr Bentley had been suspended by operators CHC after the incident came to light after a video was posted on YouTube.  Mobile phone footage – which has... Read more

S-92 flotation system certified

S-92 flotation system certified

28-May-2012Source: Sikorsky

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formally approved the S-92® helicopter for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions – up to 20-foot waves – thus completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion. “We believe this is the first ever FAA certification to this Sea State (20-foot waves). This system was designed by the S-92... Read more

Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

14-May-2012

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Declan Geoghegan said the first of the new S-92 Sikorsky helicopters would begin operations at Shannon next month, to be followed in the next year with similar new aircraft at Sligo, Waterford and Dublin. (see full story)... Read more

CHC SAR pilot suspended for landing to buy steak

CHC SAR pilot suspended for landing to buy steak

21-Apr-2012Source: Daily Telegraph

Mobile phone footage on YouTube, since removed from the site, showed two crewmen collecting a bag of beef from several butchers who were there to see the landing.  CHC has launched an inquiry and confirmed that the pilot had been suspended. (see video and story)... Read more

Sikorsky point finger at AgustaWestland over Indian VVIP order, says press

Sikorsky point finger at AgustaWestland over Indian VVIP order, says press

15-Apr-2012

The Indian press continue to have AgustaWestland in their firing line over the order for twelve VVIP helicopters which they won with the VVIP.  Now the Express quotes an un-named Sikorsky official saying  “There’s enough conclusive evidence. Let the law take its own course. The ministry has ordered a probe and the law of the... Read more

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” helicopter to visit New Delhi

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” helicopter to visit New Delhi

10-Apr-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) demonstration helicopter will visit New Delhi this week, hosting customers and recognizing local heroes while the aircraft is at Indira Gandhi International airport until April 12. The aircraft recently began the India leg of its worldwide tour with activities over the last two weeks in Chennai, Bangaluru and Hyderabad. Sikorsky is... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 tour honours veterans and children in Bengaluru

Sikorsky S-92 tour honours veterans and children in Bengaluru

28-Mar-2012Source: Sikorsky

In a second ceremony in as many days, Sikorsky’s S-92® Legacy of Heroes (LOH) tour and United Way Bengaluru today honored veterans and children who have performed acts of bravery in saving lives. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). United Way Bengaluru is affiliated to United Way Worldwide. The Legacy of Heroes tour celebrates the exemplary and heroic... Read more

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