Last Friday, Sikorsky Aircraft and VIH Aviation Group Ltd.
signed a contract to provide another S-92 helicopter to support
offshore oil operations in Northeastern Canada.
The aircraft will be used by VIH's subsidiary, Cougar
Helicopters Inc. It is expected to be delivered in July 2008. This
will be the third consecutive S-92 purchase by VIH for Cougar
within the last five months. This latest purchase increases the
current VIH/Cougar inventory to six S-92 aircraft.
"Today's signing clearly demonstrates VIH/Cougar's continuing
commitment to the S-92 as a vibrant part of offshore oil
operations," said Jeffrey Pino, Sikorsky President. "Sikorsky
appreciates the confidence VIH/Cougar and its end-user customers
have in the S-92. We hope to continue to work together on future
Ken Norie, President/CEO of VIH and Cougar, said the S-92 has
been a reliable and popular aircraft for his company.
"We selected the S-92 because of its reliability, increasing
product maturity, and the economic value it represents in
operation. Additionally our end-user customers like the space and
comfort of the S-92 and Sikorsky's legacy of commitment to safety,"