Sikorsky S-92s to begin operations in Mexico
January 31, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters have been selected by a major oil company to provide deep-water transportation to rigs off the shores of Mexico. The fielded S-92 aircraft will provide support for crew change and search and rescue operations. Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics approved the offshore and utility type certificate for the Sikorsky S-92A helicopter in November of 2017.
In 2018, the S-92 fleet flew a record 175,000 hours, contributing to a total of nearly 1.5 million hours flown. Sikorsky has delivered more than 300 production S-92 helicopters since 2004
“We are very happy the customer has selected the S-92 for this important service,” said David Martin, Sikorsky vice president of Oil & Gas. “We are respectful of the trust our customers place in us, and we are working hard to ensure this mature and reliable helicopter is also the most economical.”
Since 2016, Lockheed Martin states it has made significant investment into Sikorsky’s commercial sustainment to support both the S-92 and S-76 helicopters, including in a 24-hour Customer Care Center in Trumbull, Connecticut, the opening of four Forward Stocking Locations in various parts of the world, an increase in the number of Sikorsky field service representatives, and continued authorization of Sikorsky Customer Support Centers.