The S-92 aircraft will be used for corporate VIP missions. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in early 2011. In addition to the VIP helicopter, the contract includes options for two additional helicopters for offshore oil missions.
“The S-92 helicopter has proven that it is well suited for a variety of missions, including VIP and Head-of-State transport,” said Bruce McKinney, Vice President, Sikorsky Europe. “Sikorsky is proud to bring this reliable and safe aircraft to AZAL and the Eurasian market.”
The S-92 helicopter has established a leading position in the offshore oil industry and successfully fills a variety of other missions including search and rescue, VIP and Head-of-State transport. It was the world’s first helicopter certified to the latest and most rigorous safety standards of both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency/Joint Aviation Authorities.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford , Conn. , USA , is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company’s long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: “We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere … every timeTM.“ Sikorsky Europe is a Sikorsky trade name. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.