February 7, 2013
Sikorsky begins delivering record S-92 helicopter order
Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH) delivered the first of 16 completed S-92 helicopters that the Avincis Group will use to provide transportation for its customers’ offshore oil and gas crews and for search and rescue. The aircraft order announced in February 2012 is the largest single purchase of S-92 helicopters to date, known for their robust design, safety features and performance especially in harsh environments including the North Sea. The aircraft, which will go first to Norway before being deployed in the UK North Sea sector, was accepted last weekend at SGH’s facility in Coatesville, Pa., by Bjorn Seljevold, Managing Director of Norsk Helikopterservice. Avincis’ subsidiaries operate under the Bond (UK, Norway, Ireland and Australia), Norsk Helikopterservice (Norway), Inaer (Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Chile and Peru) and Australian Helicopters brands.