Era is the First Operator with a S-92 GWE
Sikorsky recognized Era Group Inc. as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with Gross Weight Expansion (GWE)
Lockheed Martin, March 01, 2016 - OUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Sikorsky recognized Era Group Inc. today as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with Gross Weight Expansion (GWE).
The event was conducted at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show at Sikorsky’s booth where Era’s S-92 helicopter is on display. Sikorsky Aircraft is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).
Era’s first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with GWE entered into revenue service in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2015. The GWE increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds. Era recently accepted delivery of its second S-92 helicopter with the GWE option, and now operates a fleet of nine Sikorsky aircraft.
“Our customers are greatly benefitting from the extra payload offered by this S-92 helicopter,” said Chris Bradshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Era Group, Inc. “The safety, reliability and performance of the S-92 helicopter makes it an optimal platform for those we serve.”
Sikorsky has delivered more than 275 S-92 helicopters to customers throughout the world. The fleet has flown more than 950,000 flight hours. S-92 helicopters perform a variety of missions including oil & gas worker transportation, search and rescue, and a variety of transportation missions for head of state, utility and airline passengers.
About Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company: Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky –employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Sikorsky S-92A N92EH ( ERA Helicopters )