US President VIP aircraft to be operated by HMX-1 from 2020.
The basic S-92A from the production line at Sikorsky plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania is taken to a dedicated VH-92A facility for subsystem integration in Stratford, Connecticut where some components such as circuit breaker panels, engines, and main and tail rotor blades are changed. Then is transferred to Owego, New York where integration of the mission communications system, painting, installation of the executive cabin interior, final testing and delivery of the new helicopter will take place
Five Marine One VH-92A Lot III Ordered, 09-Feb-21 : #MarineOne Sikorsky awarded $478M contract for Lot III and last of VH-92A “Marine One” Presidential Helicopters which covers 5 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) aircraft, part of the 23 aircraft program, to be delivered by December 2023
Six Marine One VH-92A Lot II Ordered, 22-Feb-20 : #MarineOne Sikorsky awarded $470M contract for Lot II of VH-92A “Marine One” Presidential Helicopters which covers six Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) aircraft, part of the 23 program, to be delivered by December 2022
First Six Marine One VH-92A Ordered, 11-Jun-19 : #MarineOne Sikorsky awarded $542 million contract for 6 Lot 1 VH-92A presidential helicopters for Marine Squadron HMX-1. Expected to be completed by April 2022 and be the first of eventually 23 helicopters
VH-92 on Budget but Slightly Delayed, 13-Apr-19 : #MarineOne The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its annual report about the future Marine One. The $5.18 B program cost for 23 VH-92A dropped $234 M and the first one is scheduled to be operational by October 2020, 5 months later than originally planned