Sikorsky's global fleet of S-92s have surpassed one million flight hours within 12 years in May.
Sikorsky said the aircraft also have an accident rate of less than one-tenth of the U.S. Civil Multi-Turbine engine helicopter rate, earning the manufacturer an American Helicopter Society International Harry T. Jensen Award for its safety record earlier this year.
Certified to FAA-EASA Part 29 standards, the S-92 was the first of such certified aircraft.
There are more than 275 S-92s in use around the world performing operations in the offshore oil and gas industry and search and rescue. Sikorsky is developing the VH 92
, a variant of the S-92, for next-generation U.S. presidential transport helicopters.
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