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Sikorsky Completes SAR S-92 Deliveries to Bristow Helicopters

By Staff Writer | June 16, 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has fulfilled its contract to deliver seven S-92 helicopters to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for U.K. Search and Rescue. There are now 11 S-92 helicopters available for use by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the U.K. SAR mission; four began operations as part of the UK Gap SAR contract in June 2013. The EASA-certified helicopters will operate from bases strategically located near areas of high SAR incident rates in the U.K., and are outfitted with technology including:

  • High Definition Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) and thermal image camera technology
  • Night vision goggle (NVG) technology including glass cockpit
  • Equipped with icing protection system
  • Air Speed of 145 knots/166 mph
  • Endurance to perform for over four hours without refueling
  • Twin hoist
  • Comprehensive medical suite

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