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Sikorsky Delivers The First S-92 to China

By James T. McKenna | July 24, 2007

Sikorsky Aircraft claims it has delivered the first S-92 to a customer in China. The manufacturer said Eastern General Aviation Corp. (EGAC), a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines Group, recently accepted the aircraft along with two S-76 C++s. The S-92 is to be used for offshore oil operations, Sikorksy said, as part of EGAC's plans to expand its business with China National Offshore Oil Corp. and ConocoPhillips China, Inc., a joint venture with CNOOC. What Sikorky means by “delivered” is unclear. In March, it said it delivered the first dedicated search-and-rescue (SAR) S-92 to CHC Helicopter for a SAR contract in the United Kingdom, but that aircraft, slated to go into service July 1, now won’t do so until September.  For related news

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