Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Sikorsky Thanks S-92® Helicopter Operators and Steps Up Support in Key North Sea Region

Download: Printable PDF Date: 22 Sep 2016 05:08 categories:
Publisher:
Sikorsky Thanks S-92® Helicopter Operators and Steps Up Support in Key North Sea Region - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Helicopters

Sikorsky continued its celebration of the S-92® helicopter fleet’s one million flight hour milestone with events in the North Sea Region, the largest S-92 operating area in the world. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT).

Celebrating Monday in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Tuesday in Stavanger, Norway, Sikorsky executives thanked operators and customers for their dedication and trust in the S-92 helicopter to transport oil and gas workers. The S-92 helicopter, with an accident rate less than 1/10th of the U.S. Civil Multi-Turbine engine helicopter rate, sets a high industry standard for safety and reliability.  Of the S-92 fleet’s first one million flight hours, 87 percent were flown in support of offshore oil missions with a greater than 95 percent availability rate.

“We are proud to recognize our S-92 customers and to thank the operators in this region who fly more than 90 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters,” said Sikorsky President Dan Schultz, adding that, “Recently we’ve seen a 20 percent increase in operational rates for S-92s overall, and Sikorsky continues to expand our support capabilities to our customers around the world, to include forward stocking locations (FSL) in Aberdeen and Stavanger.  Our commitment at Sikorsky is to deliver a safe and reliable aircraft everywhere, every time.”

Sikorsky’s newest forward stocking location, at Aberdeen Airport Dyce, will begin operations by the end of the third quarter. Sikorsky will also expand its current FSL at Stavanger Airport by the end of the year. Lockheed Martin has invested in three Sikorsky FSLs world-wide and will continue positioning inventory closer to operators.

Since 2004, Sikorsky has delivered more than 275 S-92 helicopters. Eleven nations fly the dual-engine S-92 helicopter for their head of state missions. In May 2014, The U.S. Navy selected Sikorsky for the U.S. Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program, using the S-92 platform.

As part of the S-92 helicopter fleet’s one million flight hour milestone, Sikorsky has launched a “Thanks a Million” campaign to thank customers, employees, operators, and suppliers for achieving this landmark in an impressively short time. 



Loading comments for Sikorsky Thanks S-92® Helicopter Operators and Steps Up Support in Key North Sea Region...


Recommended

Lockheed Martin Introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' At Farnborough International Airshow

 Lockheed Martin at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that...

ALSIM to produce Flight Training devices in the United States

Due to continued growth and demand in the North America, as well as Latin America, Alsim will begin producing many of its simulator products in the United States (U.S.) starting in mid-2019. Alsim'...

Handover of the First PC-21 to QinetiQ

Under the contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of...

Diamond Aircraft DART-550 World Debut at FarnboroughAirshow 2018

Just two months after its maiden flight on the 3rd of May, Diamond Aircraft’s new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series, the DART-550 makes its public debut at Farnborough Airshow 2018....