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C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

18-Nov-2010Source: C-NLOPB

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received the Report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry today and is releasing it to the public immediately. “On behalf of the Board, I thank Commissioner Robert Wells, commission counsel and the staff of the commission for their work during the course of Phase I of the... Read more

Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 flying strong in China

Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 flying strong in China

17-Nov-2010Source: Sikorsky

ZHUHAI, China – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered nine new S-76® and S-92® helicopters to China in 2010 – the most ever in a single year for China – through a steady stream of deliveries that include the delivery of two S-76C++â„¢ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) China Rescue... Read more

New UK government expected to confirm Soteria consortium for 25-year SAR contract

New UK government expected to confirm Soteria consortium for 25-year SAR contract

16-Nov-2010Source: Financial Times

A recommendation to the Treasury proposes pressing ahead with the Soteria consortium, comprising Thales UK, Royal Bank of Scotland and CHC, a helicopter operator, which was chosen as preferred bidder in February. A decision is expected in the next fortnight.... Read more

Tata unveils first S92 cabin

Tata unveils first S92 cabin

8-Nov-2010Source: Tata Advanced Systems

Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) Sunday unveiled the first Sikorsky-92 helicopter cabin manufactured at its facility at the aerospace and precision engineering Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on the outskirts of Hyderabad. TASL is scheduled to deliver the first cabin later this month to US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, one of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturers and... Read more

Tata readies first Indian-made S92 cabin, with two more due this year

Tata readies first Indian-made S92 cabin, with two more due this year

1-Nov-2010Source: Times of India

The first helicopter cabin manufactured by Tata Advanced Systems in the aerospace SEZ in Ranga Reddy district will be delivered next week.... Read more

Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

29-Oct-2010Source: Dept of National Defence

On October 26, 2010, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, tabled her Fall Report in the House of Commons. Chapter 6 of the Auditor General’s Report, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,” examines the acquisition of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter to replace the CH-124 Sea King and the acquisition of the CH-147 Chinook for a... Read more

Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

28-Oct-2010Source: The Telegram

Cougar launched the lawsuit in June against both Sikorsky and its subsidiary Helicopter Services Inc. (HSI), but has recently served notice it was discontinuing the civil action against HSI.... Read more

Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

26-Oct-2010Source: CBC

“After lengthy delays and significant cost increases, National Defence still has not completely estimated what it will cost to operate these helicopters,” Auditor General Sheila Fraser said.... Read more

Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

26-Oct-2010Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has secured a £multi-million five year deal with the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) in the UK North Sea. The IAC comprises six major oil companies: BP, CNR International, Fairfield Energy, Petrofac, Shell and TAQA. The contract was renewed for a five year term with the option to extend for an additional five... Read more

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

20-Oct-2010Source: The Telegram

Lawyers for Cougar Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. were in court Monday to debate a procedural issue in Cougar’s $27-million lawsuit against the U.S. helicopter manufacturer.... Read more

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

19-Oct-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Líder Taxi Aéreo S.A. Air Brasil today announced the signing of a contract for one S-92® aircraft in a ceremony held at NBAA. This contract continues the 30-year relationship between the companies. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Líder will operate the aircraft in Brazil in support of... Read more

Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

7-Oct-2010Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, today announced that it has closed its first transaction with Omni Taxi Aereo of Brazil. Milestone is providing 100% lease financing to Omni to allow the Brazilian operator to add two new Sikorsky 76C++ to their growing... Read more

S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

7-Oct-2010Source: Sikorsky

The S-92® fleet of medium-lift helicopters has surpassed 250,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service six years ago, establishing a record pace for a commercial fleet of Sikorsky helicopters. The first production S-92 entered service in September 2004. Transport companies flying work crews to offshore oil and gas platforms account for 90 percent... Read more

AAR awarded $450M task order under new USTRANSCOM contract

AAR awarded $450M task order under new USTRANSCOM contract

6-Oct-2010Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has been awarded a task order to provide airlift services under the U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) new long-term, multi-billion-dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for rotary-wing airlift in Afghanistan. The task order has a one-year initial term with four one-year renewal options and is valued at approximately $450... Read more

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

1-Oct-2010Source: CBC

Officials with the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry said Thursday that commissioner Robert Wells expects to be finished his report in early October and will have it printed and delivered to the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board by 25th of this month... Read more

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

9-Sep-2010Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured new contracts for work in the UK North Sea, Norway and Malaysia potentially worth in excess of $1.3 billion in revenue over the next ten years. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive... Read more

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

9-Sep-2010Source: Vancouver Sun

The federal agency charged with investigating the fatal crash of a helicopter ferrying workers to an oil rig off Newfoundland last year is defending its decision to exclude the victims’ families from the review process of the draft accident report.... Read more

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

6-Sep-2010

The Transportation Safety Board probe into a deadly helicopter crash off Newfoundland is flawed and unfair, say lawyers for the victims of Cougar Flight 491.... Read more

Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

2-Sep-2010Source: Globe and Mail

Lawsuit claims almost $27-million for damages and losses from the 2009 tragedy in the North Atlantic... Read more

Cougar S92 crash draft report done

Cougar S92 crash draft report done

1-Sep-2010Source: CBC

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board has completed a draft report on its investigation into the crash of Cougar Helicopter’s Flight 491 last year.... Read more

Bereaved Cougar S92 families call for mandatory helmets offshore

Bereaved Cougar S92 families call for mandatory helmets offshore

31-Aug-2010Source: Montreal Gazette

The families of two pilots who died in a helicopter crash that killed 17 people off Newfoundland and Labrador last year want improved safety equipment – including mandatory helmet use – for helicopter crews flying offshore workers... Read more

Statoil awards Bristow 10 year contract for three S92s

Statoil awards Bristow 10 year contract for three S92s

30-Aug-2010Source: Norway Post

Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway a 10-year contract for three S92s from Flesland heliport in Bergen, effective from 15 January 2012.... Read more

Brazil’s TAM negotiates offshore joint venture with PHi

Brazil’s TAM negotiates offshore joint venture with PHi

3-Aug-2010Source: Flightglobal

Brazil’s TAM Empreendimentos e Participações is negotiating with Petroleum Helicopters the final details of a joint venture helicopter enterprise dedicated to the flourishing Brazilian offshore market... Read more

Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

2-Aug-2010Source: PremiAir

PremiAir was delighted to receive a visit from Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino to the company’s Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, helicopter maintenance base during Farnborough Airshow week. Mr. Pino, who is a retired U.S. Army Master Aviator and is type-rated on several Sikorsky aircraft including the S-76®, took time out from his busy show schedule to visit... Read more

CHC wins £55M North Sea contract from Apache

CHC wins £55M North Sea contract from Apache

31-Jul-2010Source: CHC

Leading offshore services provider CHC Helicopter announced today it has been awarded an £11m/year contract to provide crew change services for Apache North Sea. The five-year deal, which has the potential for two one year extensions, will see CHC Helicopter add a second Sikorsky S92 aircraft to its Aberdeen fleet at a cost of £14.5m.... Read more

Canada, Sikorsky spell out CH-148 Future

Canada, Sikorsky spell out CH-148 Future

29-Jul-2010Source: Aviation Week

The key issue, since late last year, has been the recognition that helicopters due for delivery this year in an interim standard would not meet the anticipated performance level.... Read more

CHC awarded 10 year Irish SAR contract

CHC awarded 10 year Irish SAR contract

23-Jul-2010Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter has been awarded a 10-year, €500 million contract to provide Search and Rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, will join senior representatives from the Irish Coast Guard and CHC Ireland to officially sign the contract later today. The contract, will provide SAR services from... Read more

Air traffic controllers blamed for ‘near miss’ on North Sea

Air traffic controllers blamed for ‘near miss’ on North Sea

22-Jul-2010Source: Press and Journal

Crews onboard the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter had told air traffic control they would be carrying out a winching exercise in West Voe, flying at what air traffic controllers “assumed” would be no higher than 100ft.... Read more

“Team Germany” Offering S92 for German Navy and Air Force

“Team Germany” Offering S92 for German Navy and Air Force

19-Jul-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its German Multi-Role Helicopter Team (GMRHT), consisting of several partnership agreements that will work together to introduce the Cyclone multi-role helicopter into Germany. The team collectively is offering a comprehensive solution for the requirements of the German Navy and Air Force. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.... Read more

CHC bring second S92 to their British North Sea fleet

CHC bring second S92 to their British North Sea fleet

2-Jul-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, CHC added a second Sikorsky S92 to their Aberdeen-based North Sea fleet.  Registered G-CHCS, and the 125th S92 off the production line, it joins sister ship G-CHCK which has been active supporting British offshore oil installations since spring 2006.  CHC has other S92s in the North Sea operating from Stavangar in support of the... Read more

Sikorsky selects Universal Avionics’ CVFDR as standard option

Sikorsky selects Universal Avionics’ CVFDR as standard option

30-Jun-2010Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation’s Cockpit Voice / Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft, headquartered in Stratford, Conn., as a forward-fit option on Sikorsky’s S-76C++â„¢ and standard on S-76Dâ„¢ commercial helicopters. Universal Avionics’ CVFDR-145R with Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) will be standard on the S-76D and will be optional on the... Read more

First Indian built S92 cabin due November this year

First Indian built S92 cabin due November this year

22-Jun-2010Source: Business Standard

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, is all set to roll out the first Indian-made S-92 chopper cabins in November this year.... Read more

CHC £7 billion 25-year UK SAR project put on hold

CHC £7 billion 25-year UK SAR project put on hold

18-Jun-2010Source: BBC

Britain’s new government puts the 25-year SAR privatisation proposal on hold as part of massive spending cut program to get budget deficit under control.... Read more

Canadian Navy expecting six more H-92s by summer 2012

Canadian Navy expecting six more H-92s by summer 2012

9-Jun-2010Source: CTV

Two-thirds of Canada’s new fleet of 28 navy helicopters won’t begin delivery until June 2012, almost 3½ years behind the original schedule, the Defence Department has confirmed.... Read more

Sikorsky and ZFL Announce MoU for Aftermarket Services in Germany

Sikorsky and ZFL Announce MoU for Aftermarket Services in Germany

8-Jun-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services and ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZF Aviation Technology, ZFL) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore opportunities for delivering improved aftermarket support to the German armed forces and introducing the CycloneTM multi-mission helicopter into Germany. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary... Read more

Sikorsky planning more JVs with Indian firms

Sikorsky planning more JVs with Indian firms

2-Jun-2010Source: Calcutta News

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp is likely to tie up with more Indian companies in the next few months to produce components locally, a company official said Wednesday... Read more

Cougar S92 grounded again over gearbox crack

Cougar S92 grounded again over gearbox crack

7-May-2010Source: CBC

The crack was discovered in the same S-92 helicopter that had been grounded in January with the same problem.... Read more

EADS to fit Hellas obstacle warning system Royal Thai Air Force S92s

EADS to fit Hellas obstacle warning system Royal Thai Air Force S92s

30-Apr-2010Source: EADS

EADS Defence & Security (DS) has been ordered to equip three additional helicopters of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) with its obstacle warning system. This device, which is known as “HELLAS” (Helicopter Laser Radar), ensures the detection of obstacles that are virtually invisible for pilots, such as high-voltage power lines, thus enabling missions to... Read more

CHC Norway to add S92 under new five year contract

CHC Norway to add S92 under new five year contract

30-Apr-2010Source: Findaposten

French oil company GDF Suez contracts for a Sikorsky S92 for the Gjoa field for five years starting October 2010, with options for a further three years after that.... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry chair calls for more safety progress

Cougar S92 inquiry chair calls for more safety progress

30-Apr-2010Source: CTV

“Progress may not be as fast as some people might like — and perhaps I might like,” said commissioner Robert Wells in an interview.  “But you know, in fairness, they are making progress.”... Read more

Tata’s S92 cabin factory delayed by land acquisition problem

Tata’s S92 cabin factory delayed by land acquisition problem

11-Apr-2010Source: Times of India

Fifty-three farmers are claiming land compensation for about 40 acres land allotted to Tata Advanced Systems, but the Ranga Reddy district officials claim they are ineligible.... Read more

Bristow announces new contracts in Brazil and North Sea valued at $275M

Bristow announces new contracts in Brazil and North Sea valued at $275M

23-Mar-2010Source: Bristow Group

HOUSTON, March 23, 2010 – Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has won four contracts for work in Brazil and the U.K. North Sea totaling in excess of $275 million over their initial five-year terms. William E. Chiles, President and Chief... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry renews calls for separate safety agency to oversee Newfoundland offshore

Cougar S92 inquiry renews calls for separate safety agency to oversee Newfoundland offshore

11-Mar-2010Source: Canadian Press

Observers, experts and employees said the crash of Cougar Flight 491 highlighted the need for a separate safety agency to replace an offshore regulator that has the competing tasks of promoting the industry and protecting workers... Read more

S92 cabin manufacture moving from Japan to India

S92 cabin manufacture moving from Japan to India

3-Mar-2010Source: Express Buzz

“The Japan plant, which produced more than 100 cabins so far, will stop production from now on,” AJS Walia, the  Managing Director (India & South Asia) for Sikorsky said... Read more

Bursary and scholarship program established to remember Cougar Flight 491

Bursary and scholarship program established to remember Cougar Flight 491

2-Mar-2010Source: News 880AM

A scholarship and bursary program has been established in the memory of the 17 victims of the crash of Cougar Flight 491 off Newfoundland last year.... Read more

Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator Gets Dual Qualification

Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator Gets Dual Qualification

26-Feb-2010Source: Frasca

Frasca is proud to announce that Bristow Academy, Aberdeen, Scotland has received dual qualification for their Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The S92 FFS is the first certified helicopter device under JAA with both Level B FFS and Level III FTD approval. The S92 FFS is being used at the Bristow Academy in Aberdeen... Read more

TrueNorth Introduces New Helicopter Network Audio Interface On S-92

TrueNorth Introduces New Helicopter Network Audio Interface On S-92

26-Feb-2010Source: TrueNorth Avionics

TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has introduced an advanced network audio interface (NAI) that enables helicopter passengers and crew to communicate via intercom through the aircraft’s audio panel, with the Sikorsky S-92 announced as the initial application. The new TrueNorth NAI, which is an enhanced, multicabin version of the system currently available on Sikorsky’s S-76 models, also... Read more

S-92 Enters into Service in Brazil’s Offshore Oil Market

S-92 Enters into Service in Brazil’s Offshore Oil Market

23-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

The S-92® helicopter has entered into the offshore oil market in Brazil, following the well established work of another Sikorsky Aircraft product already serving that industry in the region. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Petrobras, one of the largest oil companies in the world, has been using Sikorsky helicopters through their... Read more

S-92 Enters into Service in Brazil's Offshore Oil Market

S-92 Enters into Service in Brazil's Offshore Oil Market

23-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

The S-92® helicopter has entered into the offshore oil market in Brazil, following the well established work of another Sikorsky Aircraft product already serving that industry in the region. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Petrobras, one of the largest oil companies in the world, has been using Sikorsky helicopters through their... Read more

Sikorsky Announces Continuing Upgrades for the S-92

Sikorsky Announces Continuing Upgrades for the S-92

22-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the ontinuation of upgrades for the S-92® helicopter, which has already received more than 60 enhancements since entering service in 2004. These upgrades, combined with the aircraft’s rugged and flaw-tolerant design, have enabled the S-92 helicopter to become a leader in the highly demanding offshore oil, Head of State, and... Read more

Sikorsky S-92® Fleet Reaches 200,000 Flight Hour Milestone

Sikorsky S-92® Fleet Reaches 200,000 Flight Hour Milestone

22-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-92® helicopter fleet recently passed 200,000 total flight hours, the company announced today at the Heli-Expo exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The first production S-92 helicopter was delivered in late 2004. There are now 105 S-92 helicopters in operation in 21 countries around the world. Helicopters in demanding... Read more

Sikorsky SAR S-92® Helicopters Riding Wave of Success in UK

Sikorsky SAR S-92® Helicopters Riding Wave of Success in UK

21-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopters are on a path to unprecedented success in 2010 after coming off a record year of rescues in 2009 and recently being selected for the United Kingdom’s Search and Rescue Helicopter service. The aircraft are operated by CHC Helicopter Corp. and the S-92 helicopter is manufactured by Sikorsky... Read more

More setbacks in Sikorsky’s delivery of new helicopters to Canadian military

More setbacks in Sikorsky’s delivery of new helicopters to Canadian military

17-Feb-2010Source: Globe and Mail

There is one more twist in the seemingly never-ending saga of the replacement of Canada’s Sea King helicopters.... Read more

More setbacks in Sikorsky's delivery of new helicopters to Canadian military

More setbacks in Sikorsky's delivery of new helicopters to Canadian military

17-Feb-2010Source: Globe and Mail

There is one more twist in the seemingly never-ending saga of the replacement of Canada’s Sea King helicopters.... Read more

Anger as new UK SAR contract implies base move from Prestwick to Glasgow

Anger as new UK SAR contract implies base move from Prestwick to Glasgow

11-Feb-2010Source: STV

The Ministry of Defence said that the posts will be moved 30 miles after a private company was awarded the contract for the service.... Read more

CHC Selected as Preferred Bidder for 25-Year UK SAR Contract

CHC Selected as Preferred Bidder for 25-Year UK SAR Contract

9-Feb-2010Source: CHC

CHC Helicopters, through its membership in the Soteria* consortium, has won preferred bidder status on a 25-year contract to provide comprehensive search and rescue (SAR) services and military aircrew SAR training to the UK government, securing CHC’s place as the largest supplier of civilian SAR services in the world. “We are honoured to be chosen... Read more

Taiwan military chooses Eurocopter EC225 over Sikorsky S92

Taiwan military chooses Eurocopter EC225 over Sikorsky S92

3-Feb-2010Source: Defense News

Taiwan’s air force has selected the Eurocopter EC225 helicopter against a Sikorsky bid for the S-92 for a medium-lift helicopter requirement for search and rescue missions.... Read more

Cougar executive says offshore S92 crash changed him forever

Cougar executive says offshore S92 crash changed him forever

2-Feb-2010Source: Oilweek

“The events of March 12th changed my life forever, there´s no doubt about that,” said Burt, who is also a vice-president of Cougar´s parent company, VIH Aviation... Read more

Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

29-Jan-2010Source: Canada.com

Cougar Helicopters found a single, hairline crack in a main gearbox footing of a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter that flies workers in Newfoundland to and from the offshore oilfields.... Read more

Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

29-Jan-2010Source: The Telegram

It took two hours for a pair of military search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to arrive at the crash site – more than one hour after Cougar Helicopters’ SAR chopper arrived at the scene... Read more

New safety checks ordered on North Sea helicopters

New safety checks ordered on North Sea helicopters

27-Jan-2010Source: STV

see HeliHub.com Safety Documents page for relevant documentation... Read more

Oil companies testify in Cougar S92 inquiry

Oil companies testify in Cougar S92 inquiry

12-Jan-2010Source: Toronto Sun

Oil company executives at an offshore helicopter inquiry said safety is their top priority — even as a lawyer representing workers pushed to question them on why it took nine years to introduce underwater breathing devices onboard.... Read more

Mission system latest hurdle in Canadian H-92 program

Mission system latest hurdle in Canadian H-92 program

8-Jan-2010Source: Globe and Mail

The development of the cockpit equipment for the Canadian Forces’ new fleet of maritime helicopters is still posing a “major challenge” to the program, which is already running four years late, a retired officer has warned.... Read more

AAR Strengthens Relationship With Sikorsky and Provides Manufacturing and Machining for S-92 and H-60 helicopter

AAR Strengthens Relationship With Sikorsky and Provides Manufacturing and Machining for S-92 and H-60 helicopter

6-Jan-2010Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation under which the two companies will work together to identify opportunities to expand their business relationship. In addition, AAR was named the exclusive supplier of composite interiors for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter program and will provide precision... Read more

Sikorsky settles Cougar S-92 lawsuit

Sikorsky settles Cougar S-92 lawsuit

6-Jan-2010Source: Winnipeg Free Press

The families of passengers who died in the crash of a Sikorsky helicopter off the coast of Newfoundland last year, as well as the sole survivor of the tragedy, have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the U.S. company.... Read more

Canadian military H-92 sea trials slip one month to January 2010

Canadian military H-92 sea trials slip one month to January 2010

22-Dec-2009Source: Ottawa Citizen

Sea trials for the new Cyclone helicopter will take place before the end of January on the east coast, Defence Watch has been told.  Sources originally said the first of the new maritime helicopters was supposed to arrive at CFB Shearwater in December but now that delivery has slipped slightly.... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry asks Defence Department for explanation

Cougar S92 inquiry asks Defence Department for explanation

1-Dec-2009Source: Canada.com

The head of the inquiry investigating last spring’s helicopter crash that killed 17 offshore oil workers and aircrew off the Newfoundland coast announced Wednesday he has asked the Defence Department to send a witness to explain the federal role in SAR... Read more

Sikorsky S92 reportedly failed FAA dry gearbox test by 20 minutes

Sikorsky S92 reportedly failed FAA dry gearbox test by 20 minutes

22-Nov-2009Source: Canadian Press

A test to certify the model of helicopter involved in a fatal crash off Newfoundland showed it would remain airborne for “around 10 minutes” – about one third of the time required – if oil leaked from its gearbox, aviation regulators say.... Read more

Survival suits could have been safer, Cougar S92 crash inquiry hears

Survival suits could have been safer, Cougar S92 crash inquiry hears

17-Nov-2009Source: CBC

Emergency breathing devices for suits worn by passengers during offshore helicopter flights weren’t installed until nine years after they were first recommended and only after a helicopter crashed off the coast of Newfoundland in March, killing 17 people, an inquiry heard Monday.... Read more

Crack found in Cougar S92 helicopter

Crack found in Cougar S92 helicopter

4-Nov-2009Source: Globe and Mail

Engineers have discovered a hairline crack in the gearbox of a Canadian-based Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, the latest chapter in an ongoing mechanical saga that has cast an investigative spotlight on the high-tech machine.... Read more

Upgrade of drillship Neptune Explorer includes helipad for Sikorsky S92

Upgrade of drillship Neptune Explorer includes helipad for Sikorsky S92

6-Oct-2009Source: Scandinavian Oil & Gas

Neptune Marine Oil & Gas has completed a US$340 million upgrade of its deepwater drillship, the Neptune Explorer. The Pelican Class drillship, acquired in April 2005, has undergone major upgrading and reactivation works at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore... Read more

UK Coastguard S92 helicopters reach landmark operational date

UK Coastguard S92 helicopters reach landmark operational date

3-Oct-2009Source: Hoovers

The new search and rescue helicopters at the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) base in Stornoway in the Western Isles have completed nearly 350 missions and rescued over 260 people since they were introduced to service two years ago.... Read more

Cougar S92 makes emergency landing in Halifax after sensor indicates problem

Cougar S92 makes emergency landing in Halifax after sensor indicates problem

24-Sep-2009Source: Amherst Daily News

An official with the Newfoundland-based company said a chip indicator on the Sikorsky S-92 sensed there were lose fragments of material in the oil, which can cause problems in the main gearbox... Read more

New Platform Approach System Offers Enhanced Safety, Reduced Pilot Workload in Sikorsky S-92®

New Platform Approach System Offers Enhanced Safety, Reduced Pilot Workload in Sikorsky S-92®

24-Sep-2009Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky announced the introduction of a new functionality offered on the S-92® helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload and allows safer operations under challenging weather and operating conditions.... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes CHC and MCA with Rescue Award for Spectacular 2008 Rescue with SAR S-92®

Sikorsky Recognizes CHC and MCA with Rescue Award for Spectacular 2008 Rescue with SAR S-92®

24-Sep-2009Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky presented its Winged S Rescue Award to a UK helicopter rescue crew and the base it operates from in recognition of their outstanding bravery and performance in an extraordinary rescue of 14 fishermen stranded aground at St. Kilda in 2008.... Read more

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