VIH Aerospace, September 15, 2015 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing supplemental type certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has recently added Silkway Helicopters LLC to its growing list of clients utilizing VIHA’s diverse mix of specialized mission equipment.
Arne Arneson, general manager of VIH Aerospace explains that his company has been highly successful in designing, engineering and manufacturing specialized S-92 equipment and he sees the aircraft playing a more prominent role in his company’s future. He explains that in its purchase of an S-92 crew bubble window (a vertical reference window); operators like Silkway Helicopters gain exposure to the entire range of quality engineered and manufactured products available from VIH Aerospace, and that initial customer interaction often leads to requests for other products that enhance S-92 operations.
Arneson points to that fact that VIH Aerospace has developed a number of systems for the S-92 helicopter; specifically for those in search-and-rescue (SAR) and offshore oil operations.
In addition to VIH Aerospace’s widely-deployed S-92 Auxiliary Fuel Installations, the company has developed a robust SAR package that includes FLIR and Nightsun II XP installations, as well as a fully-integrated console station that includes LCD displays, a comprehensive communications suite, a system controller and other features from which these systems can be effectively utilized.
VIH Aerospace has been gaining world-wide exposure and a reputation for offering the highest quality solutions for the S-92 helicopter thanks to a growing base of customers from around the globe, ranging from fleet operators up to supporting the original equipment manufacturer.
Silkway Helicopters is a major helicopter operator based in Azerbaijan. The company’s current scope of work includes regional service to the offshore oil and gas industry as per Open Government Partnership requirements, VIP transport, mountain operations and pipeline patrol. Moving into 2016, Silkway Helicopters is expanding its oil and gas work to include flare tip change outs for offshore facilities, necessitating retrofitting of its S-92 with mission specific components such as the VIH Aerospace Crew Bubble Window.
VIHA offers a comprehensive suite of services including: aircraft refurbishment/completions, structural repair, component overhaul, paint, avionics and electrical installations, modification and upgrades, scheduled inspections, product engineering, Supplemental Type Certificate Development and parts/special operations equipment sales. Aircraft types supported by VIHA include: Bell Helicopter 205/206/212/407/222/230, Sikorsky S-61 and S-92 and Airbus AS350