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“Legacy of Heroes” S92 on display in India

“Legacy of Heroes” S92 on display in India

27-Mar-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) demonstration helicopter today commenced the India leg of its worldwide tour. The helicopter will appear on display at Chennai’s Meenambakkam Airport on March 26 and 27. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The Legacy of Heroes tour has been logging an exciting journey for Sikorsky. At each stop, visitors to... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 tour to visit five cities in India

Sikorsky S-92 tour to visit five cities in India

20-Mar-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky’s S-92® Legacy of Heroes (LOH) demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display across five cities in India beginning March 20. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) The Legacy of Heroes tour to India follows a series of successful global visits where customers and community residents welcomed the aircraft and celebrated... Read more

Irish Coast Guard selects Wescam MX-15 turrets for S92 SAR missions

Irish Coast Guard selects Wescam MX-15 turrets for S92 SAR missions

20-Mar-2012Source: L-3 Wescam

L-3 WESCAM announced that it has received an order from CHC Ireland Ltd to provide MXâ„¢-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on S-92® search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. Installation of the turrets will be completed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and deployed to Ireland in support of the Irish Coast Guard’s fleet replacement... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 tour honours military heroes in Thailand

Sikorsky S-92 tour honours military heroes in Thailand

26-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) helicopter will visit Thailand this week as part of its world tour, continuing to demonstrate the aircraft’s capability tocustomers while saluting first responders in the Asia region. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) The Thailand trip will feature several demonstrations of the aircraft for customers. The major sectors of the Thailand military forces... Read more

Sikorsky and Tata to develop Hyderabad as S92 facility

Sikorsky and Tata to develop Hyderabad as S92 facility

26-Feb-2012

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and American firm Sikorsky are planning to develop Hyderabad as the major hub for producing their S-92 Superhawk helicopters by the end of 2013. (see full story)... Read more

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” tour to honour military heroes in Thailand

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” tour to honour military heroes in Thailand

21-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) helicopter will visit Thailand this week as part of its world tour, continuing to demonstrate the aircraft’s capability to customers while saluting first responders in the Asia region. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Thailand trip will feature several demonstrations of the aircraft for... Read more

Families want Cougar 491 memorial to be built

Families want Cougar 491 memorial to be built

17-Feb-2012Source: CBC

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has already committed to spend $400,000 on a memorial to mark the crash, which killed 15 workers heading to their jobs at offshore oil platforms and the two Cougar Helicopters pilots who were transporting them. (see full story)... Read more

Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

Airflite to support Sikorsky sales in Australia and New Zealand

16-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has appointed Airflite Pty Ltd. to provide sales representation covering the Australian and New Zealand regions. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp Airflite Pty Ltd,is an Australian company with headquarters in Perth, Western Australia. Airflite will support sales initiatives on the S-76® and S-92® helicopters, with a focus on... Read more

Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

Sikorsky delivers S92 and S76 to Zhuhai

15-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered two offshore utility helicopters to China Southern Airlines’ Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company, with a third delivery to occur next week, to support the offshore oil operations in the South China Sea by Zhuhai’s customers. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Zhuhai Helicopter Branch is among the major... Read more

Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

Composite Technology adds S76 and S92 capability in Singapore

14-Feb-2012Source: Composite Technology

Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, today announced new capabilities to support Sikorsky’s S-76® and S-92® helicopter rotor blade repair and maintenance through its venture in Singapore:  Composite Technology International Pte. Ltd (CTIS). CTIS is a venture among CTI, Eurocopter South East Asia and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Engineering. The facility will offer... Read more

Korea Coast Guard signs for S-92

Korea Coast Guard signs for S-92

14-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has announced a contract with the Korea Coast Guard for one S-92® helicopter for operation with their Multi-Purpose Helicopter Program. The aircraft will become the newest addition to the growing worldwide fleet of S-92 search and rescue and multi-mission helicopters. The aircraft is scheduled to... Read more

Bond Offshore Helicopters orders 16 Sikorsky S92s

Bond Offshore Helicopters orders 16 Sikorsky S92s

14-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced that Bond Aviation Group, the British helicopter operator and subsidiary company of the World Helicopters Group, has signed a contract to buy 16 S-92® helicopters. The purchase is the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “We are deeply honored by... Read more

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demonstrator is in Singapore

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demonstrator is in Singapore

13-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display at the Singapore Air Show beginning Feb. 14. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)   The tour’s stop in Singapore follows a series of successful visits in Malaysia where customers and community residents welcomed the aircraft... Read more

Brazil’s Lider buys three more S-92s

Brazil’s Lider buys three more S-92s

12-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX -0.64% , today announced at Heli-Expo that Brazilian helicopter operator Lider Aviacao has signed a contract to buy three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. Lider will operate the aircraft predominantly to serve the growing Petrobras demand for large rotorcraft capable of transporting workers to offshore oil and gas platforms. The three... Read more

FDC/aerofilter to Supply Engine Filtration Systems to Sikorsky

FDC/aerofilter to Supply Engine Filtration Systems to Sikorsky

12-Feb-2012Source: FDC/aerofilter

The selection of FDC/aerofilter to supply engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems to Sikorsky Aircraft for the S-76D and S-92 rotorcraft builds upon the long standing developmental collaboration between FDC and the aircraft manufacturer. FDC was previously selected to design and manufacture an IBF system installed and type certified on the S-76C++ production line aircraft.... Read more

Milestone Aviation Group signs for three S-92s

Milestone Aviation Group signs for three S-92s

12-Feb-2012Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that Milestone Aviation Group, a global finance company that buys and leases helicopters to operators worldwide, has signed a contract to purchase three 
S-92® helicopters. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the purchase at HELI-EXPO®, the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to the international helicopter community. “In a very short time, Milestone Aviation... Read more

Milestone leases two EC225s to Bristow, hopes for three S92s too

Milestone leases two EC225s to Bristow, hopes for three S92s too

12-Feb-2012Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced at the HAI Heli-Expo that it has reached agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) to lease five large helicopters. The companies completed operating leases in December 2011 for two Eurocopter EC225s deliverable in mid-2012 and anticipates closing the leases for three 2011 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters... Read more

CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

11-Feb-2012Source: CAE

CAE have announced on the eve of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo conference that it will deploy three new simulation-based training programs for helicopter pilots and maintenance engineers. The new programs include Sikorsky S-92 training – including search-and-rescue (SAR) mission training capability – in Stavanger, Norway and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Eurocopter EC-225 training... Read more

Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

8-Feb-2012Source: Bristow Group

The following press release was released by Bristow Group today, following publication of the UK Government press release. However, HeliHub.com was the first aviation press outlet in the world to release this story – five days ago – here. Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry,... Read more

UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

4-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The first Sikorsky S92 for the Irish Coast Guard has arrived in Ireland, arriving Sunday evening at Shannon Airport under darkness and a ceremony was held Monday to mark its arrival.  The aircraft had been shipped into the British port of Southampton, then flown from there to CHC’s base at Lee-on-Solent for fuel prior to its... Read more

Sikorsky could face $80M penalty on Canadian H-92 program

Sikorsky could face $80M penalty on Canadian H-92 program

30-Jan-2012

Sikorsky is supposed to deliver a “fully mission capable” version of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter by June or face a further $80M in contract penalties on top of $8M the federal government has already levied.   “Sikorsky are only committing to deliver five by this year, which will be training aircraft,” said a high-level defence source,... Read more

CPI Aero to present at Noble Financial Capital Markets conference

CPI Aero to present at Noble Financial Capital Markets conference

11-Jan-2012Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) today announced that its President & CEO, Edward Fred, will present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Eighth Annual Equity Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:30 am ET at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Hollywood, FL. Investors will be able to access the... Read more

Blue Sky Network earns STC for S-92

Blue Sky Network earns STC for S-92

10-Jan-2012Source: Blue Sky Network

Satellite tracking, fleet management, and automated flight following solutions leader, Blue Sky Network announced today that its two dominant aviation products, the D1000 and ACH1000, have been certified for use on Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. The newly type-certified equipment provides S-92 helicopter operators with enhanced communication between managers and crew from anywhere in the world, adding... Read more

Cougar prepare to open dedicated SAR S92 facility

Cougar prepare to open dedicated SAR S92 facility

6-Jan-2012Source: The Telegram

With the completion of the new hangar at St. John’s International Airport in the coming weeks, Cougar Helicopters will have its own SAR facility. The hangar will house the already-available, dedicated SAR helicopter, providing a 24-7 service for Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil projects (see full story)... Read more

Sikorsky hasn’t paid $8M fine for late helicopter delivery

Sikorsky hasn’t paid $8M fine for late helicopter delivery

4-Jan-2012Source: Ottawa Citizen

Sikorsky has yet to pay the $8 million in penalties the Canadian government levied against it for failing to deliver the H-92 Cyclone under the Canadian Forces maritime helicopter program, now already more than three years behind schedule.  The original plan called for the first Cyclone to be delivered in November 2008 with deliveries of... Read more

Sikorsky completes S92 for Irish SAR

Sikorsky completes S92 for Irish SAR

22-Dec-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for operation by CHC Helicopter on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR) operations, the helicopter will provide coverage for deep Atlantic Ocean missions, service Ireland’s offshore islands, and provide rescue cover... Read more

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

9-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Late on Wednesday this week, a Sikorsky S92 from Cougar Helicopters completed its ferry flight from Newfoundland to Aberdeen in the UK.  This delivery flight is the initial stage of the helicopter being leased to Bristow for operations on the North Sea.  We are awaiting Cougar’s response to our enquiries regarding the length of the... Read more

S-92 “Legacy of Heroes” demonstrator on display at LIMA 11

S-92 “Legacy of Heroes” demonstrator on display at LIMA 11

6-Dec-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition beginning Dec. 6. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The aircraft recently launched the second leg of its worldwide tour with its arrival in Singapore on Nov. 21. The helicopter... Read more

AAR selected to extend airlift support for US military

AAR selected to extend airlift support for US military

29-Nov-2011Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has exercised two renewal options for AAR to provide airlift support in Afghanistan through October of 2012. The first option has a value of $99 million and is part of a task order awarded to AAR in October, 2010. The second option has... Read more

Timeline continues to slip for Canadian military H-92s

Timeline continues to slip for Canadian military H-92s

29-Nov-2011Source: CTV

In May, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced that Canadian Forces air crew could expect to have their first interim CH-148 Cyclone for training purposes by the end of the summer.  This week a spokeswoman for the Defence Department said the military hasn’t yet accepted delivery of the helicopter from  Sikorksy because work on it isn’t... Read more

Cougar settles lawsuit against Sikorsky

Cougar settles lawsuit against Sikorsky

28-Nov-2011Source: CBC

Representatives for both companies wouldn’t give details of the settlement.  Cougar’s statement of claim said it was looking for more than $20 million for negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation after the crash (see full story)... Read more

FAA proposes new AD for S92 operational limitations

FAA proposes new AD for S92 operational limitations

28-Oct-2011Source: FAA

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA-2011-1115; Directorate Identifier 2010-SW-011-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters Preamble Information AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model... Read more

FAA proposes new AD for S92 tail blades

FAA proposes new AD for S92 tail blades

28-Oct-2011Source: FAA

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA-2011-1113; Directorate Identifier 2009-SW-53-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters Preamble Information AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model... Read more

Canadian SAR technician to get bravery award

Canadian SAR technician to get bravery award

23-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The man who rescued the only survivor from the Cougar S92 crash in March 2009 is getting the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery award. Ian Wheeler is an SAR technician with Cougar Helicopters. Cougar Flight 491 was heading to an offshore installation when it crashed into the Atlantic.  Robert Decker escaped the aircraft, severely injured... Read more

Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

Sikorsky and ATP collaborate on Tech Pubs

11-Oct-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that it signed an agreement with Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) to collaborate on an advanced technical documentation distribution solution supporting operators of Sikorsky civil helicopters worldwide. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The technical documentation distribution... Read more

Canadian union calls for Sikorsky S92 withdrawal

Canadian union calls for Sikorsky S92 withdrawal

25-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Kevin Kelly,  spoke this week for the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada – which represents some Newfoundland offshore workers – and called for the Sikorsky S92 to be replaced in offshore service.  Kelly works on the Hibernia oil platform east of St. John’s, and was reacting to the 20th September issue with a... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

16-Sep-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and China Southern Airlines’  Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company held a signing ceremony today at the first China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin for the purchase of two Sikorsky S-92® and one S-76® offshore utility helicopters by Zhuhai Helicopter.  The new acquisitions are aimed at supporting the ever-expanding offshore oil operations in the South China Sea... Read more

Two more S92s for Bristow Norway

Two more S92s for Bristow Norway

16-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Norway is set to take delivery of two more Sikorsky S92 helicopters in the next few days – and a third is due.  The pair were seen at Southampton DOcks in the UK yesterday, still in primer and carrying the Norwegian registrations LN-ONA and LN-ONB (see below), along with serial numbers 920144 and 920145... Read more

S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demo tour begins

S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demo tour begins

9-Sep-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today launched a “Legacy of Heroes” demonstration tour by its S-92® helicopter, commencing a multi-country visit from its Sikorsky Global Helicopters facility that will recognize first responders to natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies around the globe while promoting the company’s family of products including the H-92â„¢ helicopter, the military version of... Read more

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

22-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has recently begun using the TCAS2 traffic collision avoidance system on one of its seven North Sea based S92s on a flight from Scatsa to an offshore rig.  All seven of its UK Sikorsky S92 fleet – six based at Scatsa and one at Aberdeen – are expected to have the system installed... Read more

ATP makes Sikorsky S92 library available

ATP makes Sikorsky S92 library available

27-Jul-2011Source: ATP

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP®) has obtained a license agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Service (SAS) to provide single-source, digital, technical publications services for operators of the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. This license will allow S-92 helicopter operators to benefit from... Read more

Sikorsky exports S-92 Brazil’s Lider Aviação, backed by Ex-Im Bank guarantee

Sikorsky exports S-92 Brazil’s Lider Aviação, backed by Ex-Im Bank guarantee

19-Jul-2011Source: Ex-Im Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., will export a new S-92 helicopter to Lider Aviação, the largest air-taxi service company in Brazil, with the support of a long-term loan guarantee of approximately $18 million from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The guaranteed lender is the Private Export Funding... Read more

Sikorsky loses appeal to move Cougar S92 case to Connecticut

Sikorsky loses appeal to move Cougar S92 case to Connecticut

5-Jul-2011

Aviation manufacturer Sikorsky has lost another court challenge in its attempt to move a lawsuit over the fatal 2009 Cougar Helicopters crash to the U.S.  The company has argued that a pending lawsuit should be heard in Connecticut, where the company is based.  (full story)... Read more

“More Action Needed to Make Helicopters Safer”, says Canada’s TSB

“More Action Needed to Make Helicopters Safer”, says Canada’s TSB

29-Jun-2011Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) gives Satisfactory Intent rating on responses to four recommendations stemming from its investigation into the 12 March 2009 Sikorsky S-92A helicopter crash. For helicopters certified in the future, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have all agreed to review the certification rules. “But it... Read more

Offshore S-92 fleet availability rate tops 90% for third year running

Offshore S-92 fleet availability rate tops 90% for third year running

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter achieved an average availability rate of 96% for the offshore oil operators’ fleet during the month of April, demonstrating a trend over the last few years that the aircraft are increasingly reliable for customers worldwide. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The S-92 offshore fleet has flown more than... Read more

Sikorsky sells one S92 and two S76s to lessor Milestone Aviation Group

Sikorsky sells one S92 and two S76s to lessor Milestone Aviation Group

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today an agreement to sell an S-92® and two S-76C++™ helicopters to the Milestone Aviation Group, a global finance company that purchases and leases helicopters to high quality helicopter operators. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the sale at the ongoing Paris Air Show. All three aircraft are... Read more

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch contracts for two S-92s and one S-76C++

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch contracts for two S-92s and one S-76C++

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that China Southern Airlines Company’s Zhuhai Helicopter Branch has contracted for a S-76C++â„¢ and two S-92® helicopters to support the company’s offshore oil customers operating in the South China Sea. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Zhuhai is the largest and oldest... Read more

Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone on display at Paris Air Show

Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone on display at Paris Air Show

17-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky CH148 CYCLONE helicopter will debut in a static exhibit at the 49th International Paris Air Show. The aircraft on display was built under Sikorsky’s Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CHMP), and is one of 28 CH148 aircraft that will be produced for the Canadian Forces to replace a fleet of SEA KING helicopters that... Read more

Sikorsky off the hook for up to $36M late delivery penalties for Canadian H-92s

Sikorsky off the hook for up to $36M late delivery penalties for Canadian H-92s

30-May-2011Source: Globe and Mail

The Canadian government vowed in 2004 to slap penalties of $3-million a month – up to a total of $36-million – for delays in the delivery of the aircraft that will replace the aging Sea Kings. At the time, the goal was to get the first Cyclone CH-148 in 2008.... Read more

Canada issues update statement on H-92 procurement

Canada issues update statement on H-92 procurement

27-May-2011Source: Canadian National Defence

May 26, 2011  SHEARWATER, N.S. – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today: “The first interim maritime helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone, arrived at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, on May 13, 2011 to support training of Canadian Forces (CF) aircrew and technicians for the Maritime Helicopter Project.  Sikorsky Operations... Read more

Sikorsky delivers Three VVIP S-92s to Royal Thai Air Force

Sikorsky delivers Three VVIP S-92s to Royal Thai Air Force

19-May-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered three VVIP S-92® helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force, introducing the first high-end LifePort medical system into an S-92 aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Sikorsky helicopters have been in use by Thailand military forces since 1996 including those being flown by the Royal Thai... Read more

Sikorsky delivers interim CH-148 Cyclone to Canadian military

Sikorsky delivers interim CH-148 Cyclone to Canadian military

19-May-2011Source: Canadian Dept National Defence

Shearwater, N.S. – The first interim maritime helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone, arrived at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, last week to support training of Canadian Forces (CF) aircrew and technicians for the Maritime Helicopter Project. “The arrival of this helicopter in Shearwater demonstrates progress with this project and brings us one step closer towards the... Read more

Bristow confirms StatOil S92 contract award

Bristow confirms StatOil S92 contract award

4-May-2011Source: Bristow Group

[HeliHub.com editor note – we include this merely for completeness as Bristow issue this press release.  We originally ran the story on 19th April, naming the client as StatOil] Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has been awarded a renewal contract... Read more

Bristow Norway retains Statoil contract with two S92s

Bristow Norway retains Statoil contract with two S92s

19-Apr-2011Source: Statoil

Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway a new contract for offshore helicopter services running from Stavanger Airport, Norway. The estimated value of the contract is over NOK 1 billion. All installations with helicopter flights from Stavanger will be served under this contract. Statoil’s helicopter flights from Stavanger go to the Sleipner, Draupner, Volve and Glitne fields... Read more

Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

25-Mar-2011Source: CBC

Canada’s Transportation Minister Chuck Strahl said his officials are reviewing last month’s report from the Transportation Safety Board on its investigation into the crash and said his department would respond to the board by May 7.... Read more

Sikorsky adds new capabilities and options to the S-92

Sikorsky adds new capabilities and options to the S-92

8-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has added 21 new capabilities to the S-92® medium lift helicopter encompassing navigational, communications and airframe improvements, the company reported during the Heli-Expo industry show. “These new capabilities are enabling our customers to respond to operational demands in challenging new environments and represent Sikorsky’s... Read more

S92 receives Cat-A certification for ground-level helipad operations in populous areas

S92 receives Cat-A certification for ground-level helipad operations in populous areas

8-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the expansion of the S-92A® helicopter’s operating envelope with approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to execute Category A vertical takeoffs and landings from ground-level helipads. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the new certification at the Heli-Expo industry show in Orlando. To receive this certification, a... Read more

Advanced all-weather system enhances S-92 SAR capabilities

Advanced all-weather system enhances S-92 SAR capabilities

8-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced at the Heli-Expo trade show today that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved an advanced and highly integrated, all-weather operating system that enhances the S-92® helicopter’s already proven search and rescue (SAR) capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The approval follows previous certification of... Read more

Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

25-Feb-2011Source: Vancouver Sun

The families of 15 passengers who died in a March 2009 helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador — and the lone survivor — want the federal transport minister to investigate the certification of the aircraft model involved.... Read more

Canada to build new C$155M west coast helicopter facility for H-92s

Canada to build new C$155M west coast helicopter facility for H-92s

23-Feb-2011Source: Canadian Government

In keeping with goals set out in the Canada First Defence Strategy, the Harper Government is committed to providing the hard-working men and women of the Canadian Forces with the tools and equipment they need to take on the challenges of the 21st century. The new helicopter facility, valued at approximately $155 million dollars, will serve... Read more

CHC releases statement on UK SAR-H program

CHC releases statement on UK SAR-H program

10-Feb-2011Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter wishes to express its disappointment at the government’s decision to cancel the SAR-H programme. CHC wishes to make it a matter of public record that in November of last year CHC became aware that a small number of its employees acting without its knowledge or authorization of the company’s senior management may have... Read more

TSB uses Cougar report to push for improved helicopter safety

TSB uses Cougar report to push for improved helicopter safety

10-Feb-2011Source: TSB

Pushing a series of four key reforms to improve helicopter safety, the Transportation Safety Board today released its final report into the fatal 2009 crash of Cougar Flight 91 off the coast of Newfoundland. “We want the legacy of this accident to be a safer system for all those who fly over water,” said Board... Read more

TSB report into Cougar S92 accident cites 16 factors

TSB report into Cougar S92 accident cites 16 factors

10-Feb-2011Source: CTV

The Transportation Safety Board says there were 16 factors that contributed to the crash that caused the death of 17 people in an offshore helicopter crash off Newfoundland two years ago.... Read more

Canada’s Safety Board to release Cougar S92 report on Wednesday

Canada’s Safety Board to release Cougar S92 report on Wednesday

8-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Transportation Safety Board (“TSB”) of Canada has announced that it will be holding a press conference for the media on Wednesday to publically release the final TSB investigation report (reference id A09A0016) into the crash of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland on March 12, 2009.  Members of the panel... Read more

CPI Aero receives $17.7M contract for S92 structures

CPI Aero receives $17.7M contract for S92 structures

7-Feb-2011Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero) announced that it has entered into a long term contract for a period of five years covering $17.7 million in structural assemblies and kits to be supplied to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., for its S-92 civil helicopter program. The contract includes seventeen different deliverable items... Read more

Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone undergoes further testing on board HMCS Montréal

Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone undergoes further testing on board HMCS Montréal

3-Feb-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The new CH-148 Cyclone, which arrived at Shearwater January 6, will be undergoing further testing on board HMCSMontréal. The tests will last several weeks, under the direction of Sikorsky International Operations Inc., prime contractor on the Maritime Helicopter Project. The CH-148 Cyclone will provide anti-submarine surveillance, and will have enhanced search and rescue and tactical... Read more

CPI Aero announces $17.7M contract for S92 structures

CPI Aero announces $17.7M contract for S92 structures

3-Feb-2011Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures announced today that it has entered into a long term contract for a period of five years covering $17.7 million in structural assemblies and kits to be supplied to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for its S-92 civil helicopter program. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The contract includes seventeen different... Read more

£6bn UK SAR privatisation deal on hold – police investigate

£6bn UK SAR privatisation deal on hold – police investigate

28-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Two different news sources in the UK have tonight gone public with their investigations into the suspended British SAR privatisation deal.  In Spring 2010, the UK Government announced that the Soteria consortium were the preferred bidders, and it was assumed that this just meant that the contractual aspects had to be sorted and some months... Read more

Sikorsky facing $45K daily penalty over Canadian H-92 delays

Sikorsky facing $45K daily penalty over Canadian H-92 delays

27-Jan-2011Source: MetroNews

A spokeswoman for Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose says Sikorsky’s request for Ottawa to excuse the latest delay for delivery of the Cyclones has been formally refused.  The company has appealed the refusal and a senior civil servant will make the final call on whether it must pay $45,000 per day for up to 120... Read more

Cougar S92 enquiry results in new underwater escape trainer

Cougar S92 enquiry results in new underwater escape trainer

26-Jan-2011Source: Marine Institute

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland today announced a $2.4 million donation by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) towards the installation of new, state-of-the art simulation training equipment at the Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) in Foxtrap, NL. “A commitment to safety is something we value and... Read more

Canada’s TSB sets date for final report into Cougar S92 2009 crash

Canada’s TSB sets date for final report into Cougar S92 2009 crash

11-Jan-2011Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference for the media on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 to make public the final TSB investigation report (A09A0016) into the crash of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland on March 12, 2009.  This will be held at the Delta St.... Read more

Two S92s arrive in Azerbaijan for offshore ops in Caspian Sea

Two S92s arrive in Azerbaijan for offshore ops in Caspian Sea

21-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Local reports in Azerbaijan confirm the delivery of two Sikorsky S92s to operator SW Helicopter Services, with the pair arriving at Zabrat airport near Baku.  HeliHub.com understands they will be put to use supporting offshore exploration in the Caspian Sea with oil company BP. The two helicopters are serials 92-0135 and 0136, and one has... Read more

UK SAR contract on hold after bidding consortium “has issues”

UK SAR contract on hold after bidding consortium “has issues”

17-Dec-2010Source: Reuters

“The preferred bidder has informed the Ministry of Defence within the last 48 hours that it has become aware of a possible issue in connection with its bid to provide the UK Search and Rescue capability”... Read more

Root cause of S-92 gearbox cracks remains elusive

Root cause of S-92 gearbox cracks remains elusive

1-Dec-2010Source: Flightglobal

US and European regulators say a new and improved main gearbox mounting structure for the Sikorsky S-92A continues to exhibit the cracking problems that plagued an earlier design... Read more

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky present S92 to replace German Navy Sea Kings

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky present S92 to replace German Navy Sea Kings

23-Nov-2010Source: Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky recently presented the Cyclone Naval Helicopter at a joint press conference in Bonn. With a view to the German Navy’s planned procurement of thirty multi-role naval helicopters to replace its current Sea King systems, the companies have joined forces with additional partners in a pioneering alliance. With spare parts for the Sea... Read more

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