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Bristow UK pilots and tech crew strike in pay dispute

Bristow UK pilots and tech crew strike in pay dispute

7-May-2024Source: BALPA

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says its members in Bristow Helicopters have been forced to strike by a management which continues to belligerently ignore their calls for a fair and reasonable pay offer. The pilots and tech crew (including search and rescue winch operators and winch paramedics) will be involved in strike action on Tuesday... Read more

Equinor statement in response to fatal Norwegian SAR S92 accident

Equinor statement in response to fatal Norwegian SAR S92 accident

29-Feb-2024Source: Equinor

One person has died following the helicopter crash outside Bergen in Norway on the night of Wednesday 28th February. The helicopter was on a training assignment for Equinor ’s SAR service for the Oseberg area in the North Sea. “This is a deeply tragic incident. Today is a difficult day for many, and our thoughts... Read more

S92s stop flying on the North Sea

S92s stop flying on the North Sea

29-Feb-2024Source: HeliHub.com

Following the Bristow SAR S92 accident off Norway last night, we observe that practically every offshore flight involving Sikorsky S92s has been cancelled. As this story is published, one Bristow S92 G-CKXL is on long finals for Aberdeen and one Offshore Helicopter Services S92 G-VINP is outbound north-east from Aberdeen to a rig No S92s... Read more

Bristow confirm fatal SAR S92 accident on training flight

Bristow confirm fatal SAR S92 accident on training flight

29-Feb-2024

February 28, 2024 — Earlier today, Bristow Group Inc. confirmed that one of its search and rescue helicopters, registration LN-OIJ with six crew members onboard, was involved in an accident during a training exercise approximately 15 nautical miles west of Bergen, Norway. It is with deep sadness that we can report one fatality has been confirmed.... Read more

Bristow expands SAR capabilities with Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility Iridium solution

Bristow expands SAR capabilities with Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility Iridium solution

27-Feb-2024

Flightcell and Guardian Mobility proudly announce that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has selected the Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus 100 terminal for its S-92 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters operating in Norway. The Flightcell DZMx is an innovative and all-in-one satellite... Read more

CITIC Offshore Helicopter leases two S92s and an EC225 from Milestone

CITIC Offshore Helicopter leases two S92s and an EC225 from Milestone

27-Feb-2024Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed lease agreements for three heavy helicopters with CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company Limited (“COHC”). The agreements include the placement of two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and one Airbus H225 helicopter, all of which are configured for offshore passenger transport... Read more

Astronautics selected by Nova Systems for secure airborne mission system

Astronautics selected by Nova Systems for secure airborne mission system

27-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AeroSync Max, a wireless air-ground communications system (AGCS), has been selected by Nova Systems for more than 20 additional installations on its airborne C4ISR mission systems solution for Leonardo AW139/189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters deployed in a search and rescue (SAR) role with customers in Europe. For the Nova Systems application,... Read more

Milestone leases S92 to Líder Aviação

Milestone leases S92 to Líder Aviação

26-Feb-2024Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed a lease agreement with Brazilian offshore operator, Líder Aviação (“Líder”), for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. The S-92 helicopter is configured for offshore passenger transport and will support Líder’s operations for Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras. The aircraft... Read more

Milestone signs first lease with China Southern Airlines for an S92

Milestone signs first lease with China Southern Airlines for an S92

26-Feb-2024Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed a lease agreement with China Southern Airlines General Aviation (“CSAGA”) for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. The helicopter is configured for offshore passenger transport and will be deployed on critical offshore oil and gas missions in China from... Read more

Omni celebrates one year of operations in Guyana

Omni celebrates one year of operations in Guyana

26-Jan-2024Source: Omni

In just one year of operations, Omni Helicopters Guyana Inc, a strategic collaboration with Roraima Airways, has achieved remarkable milestones, safely transporting over 50,000 passengers with an average of 200 flights per month. Operating from Eugene F. Correia International Airport with a fleet of 6 modern helicopters, Omni has grown its workforce to over 80... Read more

Milestone delivers S92 to new Chinese customer

Milestone delivers S92 to new Chinese customer

10-Nov-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to China General Aviation Company Limited (“CGAC”), a new customer for Milestone. The S-92 helicopter is configured for offshore passenger transport and will be deployed on critical offshore oil and gas missions, from CGAC’s... Read more

GE CT7 engine family to use SAF at ITP Aero’s assembly and maintenance facility

GE CT7 engine family to use SAF at ITP Aero’s assembly and maintenance facility

18-Sep-2023Source: GE Aerospace

When the cruise ship Viking Sky sent out a mayday call in 2019, the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter flew to the rescue. Despite 25-foot waves and screaming winds, crews were able to pluck 479 stranded vacationers off the embattled liner before it limped back to port. It seems there’s little that this workhorse helicopter can’t do: S-92s ferry oil workers... Read more

S92 support helicopters delivered to Falkland Islands, replacing S61s

S92 support helicopters delivered to Falkland Islands, replacing S61s

21-Aug-2023Source: Sikorsky

Two new Sikorsky S-92A helicopters have been delivered to Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC), the headquarters of British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI). These modern airframes, operated by Bristow Group Helicopters, represent a significant upgrade from the previous Sikorsky S-61N platforms, which have filled the role of support helicopter in the Falklands for the past seven... Read more

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

16-Aug-2023Source: OHS

Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHSUK) have signed a new multi-year contract extension with Serica Energy. The five-year deal with potential for further extensions, takes the relationship between partners at least beyond eight years. Serica will use H175 and S92 aircraft to service their current North Sea operations, in particular the Bruce platform. Offshore Helicopters UK... Read more

Omni Helicopters Guyana completes SAR transition from AW139 to S92

Omni Helicopters Guyana completes SAR transition from AW139 to S92

25-Jul-2023Source: Omni

Last Thursday 20th July, Omni Helicopters Guyana Inc., was proud to complete the transition of our Guyana based Search and Rescue service from the Leonardo AW139 helicopter to the Sikorsky S-92A. Omni’s S-92A SAR helicopter features a dual hoist, Nightsun®, FLIR, a triple litter stretcher kit, extended range fuel tank and has been dubbed “the... Read more

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

2-Jun-2023Source: Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft technology, announced that it has acquired the former Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Heliplex facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, which previously served as a production and delivery center for Sikorsky’s S-76 and S-92 helicopters. The company will transform the 219,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility into an advanced R&D center... Read more

Milestone sells Sikorsky S-92 to Brunei Shell Petroleum

Milestone sells Sikorsky S-92 to Brunei Shell Petroleum

18-May-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has sold a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad. The S-92 is configured for passenger transport and is intended for offshore oil and gas missions in Brunei, Borneo. “We are very pleased to work with Brunei... Read more

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services

13-Apr-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced that it has signed lease agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services UK Limited (“OHS”) for five Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The agreements include the extension of three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and the placement of two additional S-92s which are scheduled to deliver in 2023.... Read more

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

30-Mar-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The 12-helicopter portfolio consists of a mix of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412, and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are currently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe,... Read more

PHI Announces Service Center Agreement with Sikorsky

PHI Announces Service Center Agreement with Sikorsky

8-Mar-2023Source: PHI International

  PHI MRO Services, a division of PHI and leader in maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, announced at the 2023 HAI Heli-Expo that it is now a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center for the S-92® helicopter and the S-76C™ series helicopter. “This partnership shows a commitment from PHI to support Sikorsky and all of its operators around... Read more

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

7-Mar-2023Source: Omni Helicopters

Lisbon based Omni Helicopters International announced a new Search & Rescue capability in support of energy sector clients; they are also exhibiting their flagship Search & Rescue Sikorsky S-92A at Heli-Expo. Omni SAR operations have already commenced for a major international oil company in Guyana, where two (2) Leonardo AW139’s are providing Search & Rescue... Read more

Milestone Expands its Partnership with Bristow

Milestone Expands its Partnership with Bristow

16-Feb-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions with the lease of two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, and four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. Under the agreement, Milestone completed a purchase-leaseback of a new AW189 helicopter... Read more

CHC to sell Babcock business to South African operator

CHC to sell Babcock business to South African operator

17-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

CHC have sold Offshore Helicopter Services (the old Babcock MCS Offshore business) to Ultimate Aviation.    The financial aspects are expected to be completed in the first quarter of this year. This only involves the UK aspects of Offshore Helicopter Services, while CHC will retain the Danish and Australian businesses. Ultimate Aviation Group operates a... Read more

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

16-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Korean military has started the process of replacing their three Sikorsky S92s which are operated in support of the President.  The three have exceeded their planned replacement cycle of 10 years, in part due to the pandemic enforcing different priorities on Government time. The Korean Air Force has submitted documentation to the Joint Chiefs... Read more

Heli-One Adds S-92 Base Maintenance Capability in Poland

Heli-One Adds S-92 Base Maintenance Capability in Poland

9-Nov-2022Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has introduced Sikorsky S-92 base maintenance capability at its facility in Poland to broaden its service offering for an international portfolio of customers. The programme represents the latest investment in the base at Rzeszow, which serves operators across the globe. Final regulatory approval... Read more

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

20-Oct-2022Source: Milestone

DUBLIN – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has signed lease agreements with leading commercial helicopter operator, PHI Aviation (“PHI”) for three helicopters. The agreements include the placement and extension of two Sikorsky S92 helicopters and one Leonardo AW139 helicopter, bringing... Read more

PHI & bp sign 10 year contract extension

PHI & bp sign 10 year contract extension

17-Oct-2022Source: PHI

PHI Aviation, a global leader in helicopter services, has extended its contract with bp to provide helicopter transportation services for bp’s energy exploration and production efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The 10-year, multi-aircraft agreement, which began in September and is an amendment to the existing contract, provides full-time Sikorsky S-92 support from PHI’s Houma... Read more

Sikorsky delivers S-92 to Korea Coast Guard

Sikorsky delivers S-92 to Korea Coast Guard

12-Oct-2022Source: Sikorsky

  The Korea Coast Guard accepted the delivery on Sept. 30 of its third S-92® search and rescue helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The expansion of Korea Coast Guard’s S-92 fleet increases its capability to conduct maritime security, safety and life-saving missions for the people of Korea. “Our valued partnership... Read more

Bristow Norway wins Equinor SAR contract

Bristow Norway wins Equinor SAR contract

7-Sep-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced an award from Equinor to provide search and rescue services offshore at the Johan Sverdrup and Statfjord B platforms, located in the Norwegian North Sea off the west coast of Norway. A critical part of the emergency... Read more

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

10-Aug-2022Source: Summit Aviation

  Summit Aviation announced the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has been added to its Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center Certificate. Summit began serving S-92 operators in 2016. The company became a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center for Sikorsky S-76 legacy aircraft in 2013, followed by Sikorsky S-76D helicopters in 2016. “We are extremely pleased to include... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

27-Jul-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 was in service for 12 years when... Read more

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

21-Jul-2022

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been awarded a £1.6 billion 10-year contract for the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) program by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Bristow will work in partnership with 2Excel... Read more

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

9-May-2022Source: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, has successfully launched its 26th Electron mission, deploying 34 satellites to orbit. Rocket Lab has now deployed a total of 146 satellites to orbit with the Electron launch vehicle. The “There And Back Again” mission also saw Rocket Lab... Read more

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

7-Mar-2022

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] together with GE Aviation and Milestone Aviation, announce the S-92® helicopter arrived at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 using a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The helicopter utilized a combination of biofuel, as well as traditional jet fuel in the 1500 mile cross country flight. “As a Corporation, we... Read more

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

10-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced today it completed an offshore revenue flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by bp. As part of its strategic relationship with Air bp, Bristow... Read more

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

7-Dec-2021Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that they are to provide two Sikorsky S-92 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters to CHC Helicopters (“CHC”), one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers. The two Milestone S-92 SAR helicopters will be used to support... Read more

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

27-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including... Read more

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

22-Aug-2021Source: Chrissy Houlahan

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) condemned the announcement from Lockheed Martin that it is closing its Sikorsky facility in Coatesville in March of next year. It is the facility where the Marine One helicopter is produced. Houlahan was notified by Lockheed that Sikorsky employees received this news earlier on Thursday “After spending the last two years... Read more

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

20-Aug-2021Source: Unionville Times

Lockheed Martin has confirmed that it would close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in the Coatesville area — near Chester County Airport in Valley — with the loss of some 240 local jobs. See full story here... Read more

ITP Aero wins CT7 MRO contract with Gulf Helicopters

ITP Aero wins CT7 MRO contract with Gulf Helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of General Electric CT7-2E1 and CT7-8A engines that are flown in its Leonardo AW189 and Sikorsky S-92. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir (Madrid) facilities in... Read more

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

28-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Only a matter of weeks since we reported that Apache Oil had decided to move their helicopter support operations away from Bristow, we can confirm that another oil company is taking the same route.  TAQA Bratani has decided to move away from Bristow for the North Sea support flights to their Brae fields, located 135... Read more

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

12-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com understands that Apache Corporation have invoked a 120-day termination clause on Bristow Helicopters for their contract to provide helicopters between Aberdeen and the Forties and Beryl fields. In this unusual move, Bristow will have flown 75% of the original five year contract, which started in September 2017. It also puts offshore operators on warning... Read more

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

5-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters is heralding the arrival of their new Sikorsky S92 as the first operated by a Nigerian-owned operator. Evidently they are distinguishing themselves from US-based Bristow, who have operated S92s in the West African country for many years. The aircraft’s arrival also marks the first time that a helicopter shipped into the port has... Read more

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

14-Dec-2020Source: Energy Voice

Equinor has handed CHC an £85 million contract to provide flights from Stavanger airport to its Norwegian continental shelf platforms. CHC will provide crew change services in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, serving the Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krogh, Sleipner, Grane, Gudrun, Heimdal and Draupner fields, as well as drilling rigs in the... Read more

ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

7-Dec-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

2-Dec-2020Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announces that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”). This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal... Read more

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

3-Aug-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will... Read more

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

31-Jul-2020Source: HM Coastguard

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits... Read more

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

19-Jun-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

28-Apr-2020Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) announces that is has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company Cougar Helicopters Inc. have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004 and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer. The S-92A+ upgrade... Read more

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

27-Mar-2020Source: US DoD

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $11,093,940 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-18-F-2476) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (SPE4A1-17-G-0008) in support of the Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Program.  This modification procures five CT7-8A6 engines with metal shipping containers, interface harness and associated control hardware.  Work will be performed in... Read more

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

6-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock MCS Offshore have won a significant new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA under a collaborative agreement. Flights... Read more

Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

4-Mar-2020Source: Shetland News

THE SUMBURGH based Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters have just completed their 1,000th mission since Bristow Helicopters took over the coastguard search and rescue contract from Canadian firm CHC in June 2013. See Full Story.... Read more

Sikorsky receives second contract for six Presidential S92s

Sikorsky receives second contract for six Presidential S92s

24-Feb-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from the U.S Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot II, Sikorsky will begin... Read more

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

11-Feb-2020Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea. Bristow has been ConocoPhillips’s aviation partner for more than 20 years. The current two contracts started September 1, 2014 and the extension... Read more

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

28-Jan-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today it is accepting position agreements for upgrades to the best-in-class S-92 helicopter: the S-92A+™ and the S-92B™ helicopters. The announcement at the annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo demonstrates continued investment in and commitment to commercial helicopter operators and customers. “We are excited to offer... Read more

First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

30-Dec-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Since the introduction of the Sikorsky S92 from its FAA certification in 2002, the only airframes to be withdrawn from service have been as a consequence of an accident. Until now. CHC in the UK have retired serial number 920024, which the UK Civil Aviation Authority recorded in February 2019 as having 12,024 hours on... Read more

Babcock Offshore secures new North Sea helicopter contract

Babcock Offshore secures new North Sea helicopter contract

2-Dec-2019Source: Babcock Offshore

Babcock Offshore has confirmed a new three-year contract to provide the expanding UK-based Oil and Gas company Serica Energy with offshore helicopter crew transport services. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender and will see Babcock transport Serica Energy passengers to and from the company’s Bruce complex in the North Sea, 340 km north... Read more

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

23-Aug-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a... Read more

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

8-Mar-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized the heroic efforts of a CHC Helicopter crew with a Sikorsky Rescue Award, highlighting a successful search and rescue mission conducted with an S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the Winged-S Rescue Award in a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The CHC... Read more

Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

7-Mar-2019Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT),  welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A™ helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a utility S-92A helicopter that will support oil and gas and utility operations. The aircraft, which is on display at... Read more

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

7-Mar-2019Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin... Read more

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

3-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock has in the last week completed a fleet move that saw two helicopters moving from UK to Australia, and two coming back on the return flight. The move was completed by freight specialists Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA), using an Antonov An-124 aircraft.  After shipping two Leonardo AW139 helicopters from Prestwick UK to Melbourne in Australia, VDA... Read more

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

31-Jan-2019Source: Sikorksy

A major oil company has selected three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters to provide deepwater transportation to rigs off the shores of Mexico. Three fielded S-92 helicopters will support the client’s operations, including crew change and search and rescue. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 operational tempo continues to grow with 2018 fleet... Read more

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore (Babcock MCSO) has added a Sikorsky S-92 to its fleet. Their fleet consists of AS365 helicopters, H175s, AW139s and S-92s. They also have 9 grounded Super Pumas, reports Energy Voice.... Read more

Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

23-Jul-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA.  A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow.   The relationship between Sikorsky and the MCA dates back to 1983 when the MCA,... Read more

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

12-Jun-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new... Read more

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

25-Apr-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration... Read more

Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

12-Mar-2018Source: Bristow

Bristow has extended its partnership with TAQA and secured a new contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change services to support their operations to the PARAGON MSS1 in the East Shetland basin. The work began on March 2, 2018, and supports an initial estimated 18-month campaign. Bristow is working in partnership with Eastern Airways to... Read more

Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today unveiled the latest version of its iPad flight calculator application for S-92® and S-76D™ helicopters. In addition to replicating common performance calculations and performing as weight-and-balance calculator, iFly Sikorsky v2.0 now connects to internet based weather data (METAR) and offers an entirely new graphical interface. The iFly... Read more

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

3-Mar-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today delivered the 300th S-92® helicopter. Era Group Inc. signed for the aircraft, configured for offshore oil worker transportation, in a ceremony at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. This aircraft, assembled in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, will join Era Group’s fleet of eight Sikorsky helicopters and enter service in March in... Read more

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

3-Jan-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features... Read more

S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

15-Nov-2017Source: Sikorsky

Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. DGAC signed the... Read more

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

20-Sep-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL). The Stavanger FSL supports the largest S-92 helicopter operating region in the world and provides quick access to materials and parts. The event was attended by the Mayor of Sola, Mr. Ole Ueland, Sikorsky’s commercial... Read more

ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

12-Sep-2017Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Sikorsky S-92A. The S-92A is widely used in offshore operations around the world and is known for its ability to transport large crews and heavy cargo to drilling platforms. ASU obtained the STC for a Bristow aircraft operating in the Gulf of Mexico.... Read more

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