Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Over 100 Flying In 21 Countries
Sikorsky Aircraft's S-92 helicopter fleet recently passed
200,000 total flight hours, the company announced Sunday at the
S-92 File Photo
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 operations can average
more than 150 hours per month, and several operators are flying
40,000 hours per year or more on their S-92 helicopter fleets. More
than a dozen of the aircraft in the worldwide fleet have flown more
than 5,000 flight hours to each, to date, and the highest time S-92
helicopter has amassed 8,100 hours.
As the S-92 helicopter fleet grows and the product line matures,
Sikorsky is continuing to invest to bring new capabilities and
advanced technologies onto the platform.
S-92 File Photo
"We have made some important improvements to this aircraft and
look forward to celebrating continued milestones for the S-92
helicopter fleet with our customers," said Shane Eddy, Vice
President, Commercial Programs.
The S-92 helicopter was the first helicopter in its class
certified to the latest and most stringent FAA/JAA standards, and
remains the only aircraft in its class to meet those standards
without exception or waiver. The aircraft perform a variety of
missions including search and rescue off the U.K. coast, offshore
oil transport in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and Head of
State transport for the leaders of several nations.
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