Sikorsky, July 15, 2008 - Stratford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has sold two S-92® helicopters to the International Handling Company Limited (IHC), Sikorsky announced today at the Farnborough International Air Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
The aircraft will be used for IHC’s offshore oil operations. The contract includes the option to purchase four additional S-92 helicopters configured for offshore oil missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected to take place in 2010.
“The S-92 helicopter is a popular choice for offshore oil operators like IHC, who fly aircraft in challenging conditions,” said Bruce McKinney, Vice President, Sikorsky Europe. “It is a tough and dependable aircraft that can fulfill transportation missions almost anywhere in the world.”
IHC, an Azerbaijan-based operator, plans to expand its service to the growing offshore oil industry based in Euroasia.
The S-92 helicopter has established a leading position in the offshore oil industry, racking up more than 85,000 total hours serving this market. The aircraft, which successfully fills a variety of other missions including search and rescue, VIP and Head of State transport, recently surpassed the 100,000 fleet hour milestone.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company’s long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: “We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere … every timeTM.“ Sikorsky Europe is a Sikorsky trade name. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.