Sikorsky has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd. to become a Sikorsky-authorized customer support center in South Korea, the first such center in the country. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the center will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 commercial helicopters to source repair and overhaul services within the country's borders. Of the more than 20 customer support centers authorized by Sikorsky worldwide, only a small number are approved to offer MRO services for both Sikorsky commercial helicopter types.
Customers in Korea operate 14 of Sikorsky's S-76 medium-size commercial helicopters to transport corporate executives and for utility missions. Of Sikorsky's larger S-92, three are flown by the Korean Air Force for executive transport and one by the Korean Coast Guard for search and rescue duties. A second S-92 aircraft for the coast guard is on order from Sikorsky for a 2017 delivery.