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
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
First Flight of Future Marine One VH-92A, 03-Aug-17 : The VH-92A test aircraft achieves first flight on July 28 at Owego, NY starting a 250 hours test program. Based on the S-92, the new presidential helicopter is scheduled to enter service in 2020