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HANGAR TALK Sikorsky News


Sikorsky helicopters. The first production S-92 entered service in September, 2004.


Sikorsky S-92® Helicopter Fleet Achieves 250,000 Flight Hours at Record Pace


The S-92® fleet of medium-


lift helicopters has surpassed 250,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service six years ago, establishing a record pace for a commercial fleet of


“Operators have achieved a quarter of a million flight hours at an unprecedented rate,” said Carey Bond, president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. “During the first six months of 2010, the worldwide fleet added 50,000 flight hours, which speaks volumes to the efficiency of our customers’ operations, Sikorsky’s fleet management specialists, and the S-92 air-


craft’s design and productivity during high operational tempos in challenging environmental conditions.”


The S-92 helicopter has become a favorite of the off- shore oil and gas industry because of its power, endurance and speed, low noise and vibra- tion, a large 19-passenger stand-up cabin, a rear ramp that allows easy passenger entry/exit and fast baggage han- dling, and the ability to carry full loads to destinations up to


476 nautical miles.


The S-92 helicopter was the first 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. ◆


Sikorsky Commits to Build X2 Technology™ Prototypes


Sikorsky Aircraft will design, build and fly two prototype light tactical helicopters as the follow- on advancement to the X2 TechnologyTM


demonstrator air-


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