Carey Bond, President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, said, “With this agreement, we welcome a new customer and want to express our appreciation to Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing for the trust and confidence they have shown in our aircraft. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”
With its proven performance in harsh environments, the S-92A helicopter has become an aircraft of choice for offshore oil operators. Sikorsky recently delivered its 200th S-92 helicopter, and the worldwide fleet has logged more than 600,000 flight hours to date, mostly serving the offshore oil and gas segment.
The S-76D helicopter is Sikorsky's newest aircraft, having received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification in October 2012. Designed for safety, reliability and efficiency, the S-76D helicopter's standard equipment features include all-composite, flaw-tolerant main rotor blades; an advanced THALES integrated avionics system and autopilot; health and usage monitoring system; and active vibration control. The S-76D is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's compact and light-weight PW210S engine, which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio and fuel burn with excellent payload and range benefits. Rotor Ice Protection System for all-weather capability will be available as an option.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp. is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.