Thai Aviation Services' Sikorsky S-92 and S-76. Photo by Ned Dawson
Thai Aviation Services (TAS) has accumulated 10,000 flight hours on its Sikorsky S-76D fleet in record time of less than two years.
This milestone was achieved just a few months after TAS began operating as Sikorsky’s first customer support center in Thailand. TAS is also forecasting that the flight of its 100,000th S-76D revenue passenger will occur later this fall.
TAS operates a total of eight Sikorsky helicopters, including five S-76D medium-lift helicopters, two S-92 heavy-lift helicopters and one S-76C++ helicopter. TAS has conducted its offshore operations for oil and gas producing companies for 30 years, flying Sikorsky helicopters exclusively.
“We genuinely value the trust and confidence Thai Aviation Services has demonstrated in Sikorsky products over the past three decades,” said Audrey Brady, Sikorsky VP of commercial systems and services. “Sikorsky is extremely proud to provide TAS with safe, reliable aircraft to support such a high operational tempo with first-rate availability.”
Sikorsky has delivered more than 875 S-76 helicopters to customers around the world since 1977. The offshore oil transportation mission accounts for 65 percent of the more than 7.25 million hours flown by the global S-76 fleet.