Sikorsky Aircraft today announced that CHC Helicopter, Canada has signed a multi-year contract to purchase nine S-92 helicopters, with options to acquire up to 15 more.
CHC's aircraft fleet currently includes 110 helicopters made by Sikorsky including 38 S-92 and 67 S-76 aircraft.
Deliveries of the first five new S-92 helicopters are scheduled for 2015 and the remaining four in 2016. If CHC exercises the options, those aircraft would deliver between 2015 and 2018.
"CHC is widely known throughout the aerospace industry as a company committed to safety and quality, which are commitments Sikorsky shares. For more than 50 years, CHC has flown Sikorsky helicopters, and we are thankful for their continued trust in our aircraft," said Carey Bond, president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the commercial aircraft business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
The multi-mission S-92 helicopter incorporates numerous safety features, including a flaw-tolerant design. The aircraft was certified to FAA/EASA harmonized Part 29 requirements, as amended through Amendment 47, and remains the only aircraft certified to this rigorous airworthiness standard without exception or waiver.